India Prepares Final Test for Agni-5

India is preparing to conduct its fourth test of its Agni-5 nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile in late December or early January, local media sources claim. India’s Strategic Forces Command had delayed the test due to complications that arose during Agni-5’s last test in 2015. This upcoming test is likely to take place at Wheeler Island, where the three-stage solid fueled missile will launch from a hermetically-sealed canister in its ‘deliverable configuration.’ Successful completion of this test will lead to user-trials by the Strategic Forces Command and the eventual induction of missile, providing the India with long-range strike potential.

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Missile Defense Project, "India Prepares Final Test for Agni-5," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, December 20, 2016, last modified June 15, 2018,