Agni VI: India developing 6000 km range SLBM with MIRV

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  1. JAISWAL

    JAISWAL Senior Member Senior Member

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    Agni-6


    DRDO developing new Agni-6 (A6) missile with MIRV capable of launching from both ground and submarine. It has 6000 km range.


    Also note 5000 km range canister launched Agni-5 and technologically challenging Agni-2P.

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    http://drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/nl/2011/NLMay2011.pdf
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Good one Jaiswal but 6,000km is not ICBM i think it should qualify as IRBM. The ICBMs start at the range of 10,000km+ So i dont understand how we started calling even the A5 as ICBM!
     
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    I don't think its independent missile. Must be offshoot of A5. Having a surface & miniaturized variant to launch from sub is good.
     
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    Good development if true. Somehow I am not able to digest it.

    If we are talking about SLBMs with MIRVs, then where are the warheads for it? India seems to have more or less capped the warhead production though we may have a lot of fissile material.

    Or it's possible that Indian establishment is really doing a great job of deception.
     
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    GK why you want to take punga with uncle, once this missile is installed on Nuke sub then it will get additional legs to reach any place in globe.
     
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    hai GLK.
    By the way ICBM defination is of a missile with range more than 5500 kms.
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    Intercontinental ballistic missile

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    An intercontinental ballistic
    missile (ICBM) is a ballistic
    missile with a long range (greater
    than 5,500 km or 3,500 miles)

    typically designed fornuclear
    weapons delivery (delivering one
    or more nuclear warheads). Due
    to their great range and
    firepower, in an all-outnuclear
    war, land-based and submarine-
    based ballistic missiles would
    carry most of the destructive
    force, with nuclear-armed
    bombers having the remainder.
     
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    The Times of India on Mobile
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    THIS MISSILE IS ACTUALLY ORIGINATED IN 2007 as AGNI-4.
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    this news was from 2007
    for Agni4

    13 Dec 2007, 0143 hrs
    IST,TNN
    NEW DELHI: In what
    could
    provide India greater
    strategic
    depth, the government
    on
    Wednesday announced
    its plan
    to develop 6,000-km
    range Agni-
    IV missile which will be
    capable
    of destroying targets
    deepin
    China.

    The announcement is
    seen as a
    move to send out strong
    signals
    to countries in the
    neighbourhood. Any
    missile with
    a range of more than
    5,000 km
    stationed in south or
    central
    India would be out of the
    range
    of most capable missiles
    in
    Pakistan's arsenal while it
    would
    be able to hit targets in
    eastern
    and northern China with
    cities
    like Beijing and Shanghai
    in its
    ambit.
    The 3,500-km Agni-III,
    which was
    successfully test-fired in
    April,
    will not be able to reach
    cities
    like Beijing unless it is
    deployed
    in eastern states near the
    Chinese border.
    Top scientist V K Saraswat
    of
    the Defence Research
    and
    Development
    Organisation
    (DRDO) said the Agni-IV
    project was in the
    design
    stage and its trials and
    development could take
    a few
    years.

    Saraswat said the DRDO
    would carry out three
    more
    tests of Agni-III over the
    next
    yearwith the second trial
    of
    the missile slated by June.
    The
    3,500-km range missile,
    which
    has the capacity to carry a
    nuclear payload of upto
    1.5
    tonnes, is likely to be
    inducted
    into the forces by 2009
    after
    at least three successful
    tests.
    The DRDO scientist said
    India
    would have a complete
    ballistic
    missile defence (BMD)
    system in
    three years — ready and
    deployed. The system will
    have
    interceptor missiles that
    can hit
    targets 50-km above the
    atmosphere and
    supersonic
    interceptors that can
    eliminate
    endo-atmospheric targets
    15-km
    within the atmosphere.
    Believed to be superior to
    America's Patriot, the
    BMD
    system has been in
    development
    for the last eight years. As
    part
    of the programme, the
    Prithvi air
    defence missile was tested
    in
    November 2006 while
    advanced
    air defence interceptor
    was
    tested this month.
    The development of
    6,000-km
    Agni-IV also indicates
    that the
    country has shelved
    plans to
    develop Inter-
    Continental
    Ballistic Missiles which
    would
    have hit far away
    targets. There had been
    speculations of
    India developing an
    ICBM
    named Surya with a
    range of
    more than 10,000-km.

    However,
    in light of the ongoing
    negotiations on Indo-US
    nuclear
    deal, it is quite possible
    that
    India may not like to
    annoy US.
     
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    How many warheads are planned for this missile???
     
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    ^^^^^^ now from my above post u can easly understand that India is indeed developing a 6000km range agani missle.
    Its disgine and development had started way back in 2007 thus we can easily assume that this missile will be ready for test in 2-3years and for deployment in 5-6 years. At that time it is known as Agni-4 and now known as Agani-6.

    Way to go drdo.
     
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    its no. Of warheads are not conferemed but according to B.R. forum it is between 3-5 seperate warheads, each one is programed individually and may be very manuverable during there dessent.
     
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    New Ballistic Missiles
    Revealed: Agni IV May Have A
    Range Of 6000 Kms
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    2007-07-07 India announced the
    launch of two major missile
    programmes - the extended
    version of the intermediate range
    ballistic missile Agni III,
    successfully tested this year, and
    a strategic naval missile which is
    also capable of carrying nuclear
    weapons.
    The Agni III was successfully
    launched this year and the new
    missile which may be called the
    Agni IV, will have a range of
    nearly 6,000 kilometres - enough
    to target India's major rivals. The
    missile should be ready in two
    years.
    The DRDO is also readying a
    strategic, nuclear-capable missile
    for the Navy. While the DRDO is
    not going into the details, the
    missile is likely to be submarine-
    launched and is to be ready in
    three years. This will give India
    the triad - the ability to launch
    nuclear weapons from land,
    under-sea and the air. DRDO is
    confident about the completion
    of the project and says there are
    no more difficulties.
    It’s a strategic missile, so I can't
    talk much about it. But yes,
    definitely we have done a lot of
    work in the propulsion system of
    such a missile, control and
    containerisation of these missiles,
    and I think these elemental
    technologies are very vital.
    I am
    sure that at an appropriate point
    of time the country will reveal it.
    The missile can be got ready in
    2-3 years, but it is the
    technologies we are more
    focused on,” said M K Natarajan,
    Scientific Advisor.
    Agni missile programme
    extended
    Also, the Agni Missile Programme
    has also been extended. The
    improved telemetry and
    electronics package will make
    the missile more compact. A
    compact design will
    accommodate another motor in
    the missile. The motor will have a
    solid propellant, hence better
    controls are needed. This is
    expected to make it possible to
    strike anywhere in China, which
    has intercontinental ballistic
    missiles. The range of rocket has
    been extended by 1,500 km.
    SOURCE: TIMES NOW
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    New Ballistic Missiles Revealed: Agni IV May Have A Range Of 6000 Kms | India Defence
     
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    not related to agni-6 but a nice video.
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    [video=youtube;rAJf8_L-Oqc&gl]http://m.youtube.com/watch?desktop_uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrAJf8_L-Oqc&v=rAJf8_L-Oqc&gl=US[/video]
     
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    video related to development of bhramos and agni missles.
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    [video=youtube;3sAl6hUnPlA&gl]http://m.youtube.com/watch?desktop_uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3sAl6hUnPlA%26feature%3Dyoutube_gdata_player&feature=youtube_gdata_player&v=3sAl6hUnPlA&gl=US[/video]
     
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    Given the technology improvement, India may eventually develop a missile that can hit South America. But it still will act merely as a deterrent. Although in these short video it was claimed as “dragon killer” or “China killer”, I’m sure India is not foolish to launch such weapon toward China at first place, because such act could also bring many “India killer” back to India. Even a medium size border war with China does not justify using it.


    So, bottom line, it’s a weapon for nation’s survival, it’s defensive rather than offensive
     
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    Absolutely. Nuclear weapons are not weapons of war, they are weapons of diplomacy.

    No one is stupid enough to actually use nukes.
     
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    Now we have two long range SLBM under development!!

    IMO they should take the best out of two and make a new missile instead of wasting resources on two missiles or scrap Agni SLBM for K-X since IN is more interested in K series missiles.
     

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