India is all set for the final test of its Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Wheeler Island, which can reportedly reach up to northern parts of China.
Reports said that it could be launched from its canister in December-end or early January.
“There were some minor technical snags in Agni-V, which required tweaking of its internal battery and electronic configurations after its last test in January 2015,” Times of India quoted a source as saying.
“”This will be the final test of the three-stage Agni-V, which will be tested for its full range, before the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) begins its user trials,” the source added.
The missile was first tested in an ‘open configuration’ in April 2012, second time in September 2013 and the third test in January 2015.
In July, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) had announced that the final testing was stuck due to a technical glitch in the battery of the missile.
Agni-V, with a 5,000 km range, is the most advanced version of the indigenously built Indian missiles and has the farthest reach among all Indian missiles.