India Conducts Sixth Test-Launch of Agni-4 Missile

On January 2, 2017, India conducted the sixth test-launch of its Agni-4 nuclear-capable ballistic missile from Wheeler Island. India’s Defense Research and Development Organization claimed the test was a success, and described the Agni-4 as a “sophisticated surface-to-surface missile equipped with modern and compact avionics to provide high level of reliability.” The Agni-4 is a two-stage solid propellant missile with a range of 4,000 km and is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. This test comes a week after India test-launched its Agni-5 intercontinental ballistic missile, which was also considered a success.