Posted by: Shaun | May 6, 2008

India has China in its sights with Agni-III missile test

Today the Times of India reports that the Indian military will conduct the third flight test of their Agni-IIIAgni-III Test, Source- India Today intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) on Wednesday. The first test was evidently botched when high temperature gases damaged some of the missile’s wiring, but this was corrected for the second trial and India hopes for another success today. The new missile is spec’d with a range of about 3500 kilometers.

What’s interesting about the piece is that it states directly in the title that the new IRBM is “China-specific.” Of course, realistically, China is the only country of strategic significance that falls within the Agni-III’s range (aside from Pakistan, but 3500 km would be overkill for that target). There really isn’t another reason to build such a weapon, but the way it’s discussed is just so…blunt.

But then, India has used the Chinese threat as the rationale for its nuclear arsenal from its inception and that threat has only grown since India’s first, “peaceful” atomic detonation in 1974. India feels outmatched by Chinese DF-21 and DF-31 missiles and believes it must field a modern IRBM of its own to feel secure in its second strike capability. If all goes as planned today, New Dehli should be one step closer to that sense of security that only comes with capability to incinerate any of your rival’s major population centers…

UPDATE: Today’s test of the Angi-III IRBM was conducted successfully and the Indian Defense Research and Development Organization is reporting the missile ready to enter service with the Indian military.  The Agni-III will bolster India’s nuclear deterrent against its Chinese neighbor by being able to carry a 200 kiloton thermonuclear warhead as far as Beijing and Shanghai.  Reports also indicate it will benefit from the improved accuracy once the joint Indian-Russian version of the GLONASS satellite navigation system goes online in 2010, allowing an upgrade from its present inertial guidance system.

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  4. India will also test the Agni-3 SL which has a range of 5,200 km and work is going on the Agni-4 missile which will have a range of 8,100km.

  5. Americans should’t b very happy with this coz 2 c the growth of indian nukes i m sure soon even american citys will b in their reach. And the way usa funding pak it will b a big surprise if india don’t take usa as their enmy coz it is one of the bigest reasons y these indian’s hate chinese. Usa should try 2 stop them like they doing with iran and north korea.

  6. Wong you sound and write like a ‘dim lunatic’.

  7. Wong, India is not Iran or North Korea.

  8. Chinese people are eating tibetan babies and using tibetans as slave labour. Illegal occupation of tibet, hong kong, macau and south china sea continues by china. Chinese are evil because they eat a lot of insects and vile snakes. Chinese are barbarian incarnate.

  9. India is now start making advance weapon.india is not like china who build weapon with copy past approach eg su 27, j-10 ,even china ‘s 5th gen jet j-20( assembled copy of mig 1.42 & f-22 ) this are all copy of russia & isreal these show that china make only copy cat method. India made own not copied thats clear india is great & china just “copy cats”.

    Jai hind

  10. chinease are copy cats they just copy every thing even russian weapon (su 27 mig 21 ) j-10 ,isreal lavi copy even 5th gen J-20 copy of Mig 1.42 & f-22

    USA & INDIA shud teach a lesson to china

    OUR Agni missile meant for china & pakistan.

  11. USA shud assult on pakistan bcoz they are terrist country & supporting them & helping china & pulling over usa eye. Pakistan hand over usa stealty helicoper to chinese “copy cat” .the anther threat frm china.

  12. jai hind sabhi desh vasiyon ko agni5 k safal parikchhan par hardik shubhkamna…..

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