India is developing a canister-based version of its Agni-V ballistic missile, which is expected to be inducted into the country’s armed forces in 2015. The Agni-V, an intercontinental, nuclear-tipped, three-stage ballistic missile, has already been successfully test-fired twice from a mobile launcher at Launch Complex 4 of the Integrated Test Range in the eastern state of Odisha. “Now, we are going to do the trials from canisters this year,” says Avinash Chander, head of India’s ...

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