Agni-VI Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)

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    The new missile will also carry more number of warheads than any other version. “While Agni-V can carry up to three nuclear warheads, the next missile in the series can carry up to 10 nuclear warheads, capable of hitting multiple targets,” he said.
     
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    Posting links to any other forum not allowed AFAIK...

     
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    Developing Infra , Numbers and Redundant Systems , TEL Launchers, Training of 333 Missile Rgmt., etc. is good idea. We needed 12000-15000 km missile , as postulated way back in 1998-99 by the media. NATO members already have that capability, so does Uncle. We need to sneak in this capability as well......one thing for sure, after A5, there is no turning back......recent Chinese pics of DF-31 show that same range missiles (claim) are much bigger and huge warheads........they might be having 15-20k ranges.....we also can use same route citing Bigger Conventional HE payload require bigger missile.....China has it so we also need it.......
     
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    Two hints are their, first is A4 and second A5 video, which you can compare with A3.

    Those in the business knows what A4 and A5 means. Layman dont need to understand this.

    A6 or A5+ is only going to add to this capability by having 10 MIRV.
     
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    We need it to do what? To tell the Chinese that "mine is bigger than yours"?

    Apart from that, any practical purpose for a 15K missile? Why would we need to hit Canada, US, Mexico, Brazil or Hawaii?

    Do we have so much money to waste in such posturing weapons? Especially when yesterday Chidambaram refused money to Antony for capital acquisition?

     
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    Isn't it more difficult to intercept a missile with higher range.

    For example, if we launch a missile of 12000 kms range at a target of 6000, will it have the same characteristics of a missile which has 6000 kms range?
     
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    Reason 1> It wont make new enemies.......rather gives a commander more options. i read an old article that some Russki ICBMs could circle the earth 2-3 times before the commander selects the target mid flight. No need to launch with target per-programmed.

    Reason 2> Britain, France and Argentina had good relations , till suddenly the Falklands dispute occured, and UK went to war. They won because they threatened to use nukes, knowing fully well the Argentinians could not counter them. No high moral standard of No First Use , Fighting Fair, being ethical, etc. seemed to hold the Brits back. Only in India we have all these kinds of emotional burdens to contend with.Tomorrow, if UK does sumthing to India, with 15000km range from their trident, do u want us to go within 5000km from them and then retaliate ??

    3> Balanced defence spending is required. Strong and peaceful nation without external threats is a wealthy nation, and will not become wealthy otherwise. P Chidambaram has quite poor tactical knowledge, and purposely trying to shackle us. He should make Defence Budget 3% of GNP (this is supposed to be minimum required), increase equipment numbers and indegenisation, and bring down troop nos. Ex. Israel fields 4000 tanks + 3800 APCs . India 3125 + 2200. But more than 3 times more foot soldiers. Who is more capable, better trained here?

     
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    What is the strategic acreage India gains by adding 1000 km range to the missile? Aren't all targets in China within range of 5000 km anyways? Priority should be to get 15 MIRV on a missile ( including decoys). DF-5 has a blast yield of 5 MT. Fight fire with fire.
     
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    Any latest news on the new missile?
     
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    Re: Agni 6 ICBM

    hope india becomes the fourth country in the world to hit any twrget in the world. we need a proper ICBM not some chotu icbm
     
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    i think the range is deliberately understated to keep happy uncle sam.the agni 6 range will most likely be 8000-10000km.
     
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    Re: Agni 6 ICBM

    The A5 is already an icbm of the 8000 -10000 km variety, read my article titled "agni missiles more than what meets the eye"on the cover page archives.
     
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    Re: Agni 6 ICBM

    The A6 will be a DF41 competitor, it will be lighter and have an MIRV ability, we already have the DF31 covered by the A5.
    The MT class weapons have been tested in lab simulations, NAMO will probably carry out a hidden test in a third party (read Russian) range aka pakis in lop nor.
     
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    Re: Agni 6 ICBM

    No chance of a third party test. Russia won't do that for us. We could do one like Israel did in the Indian Ocean
     
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    plz elaborate sirjee, why russia wont and also abt the israel indian ocean thingy.
     
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    Re: Agni 6 ICBM

    Given the right amount of money, there is nothing that Russia(read Putin) won't do.

    I take it you're talking about the Israeli nuclear test carried out in conjunction with the south Africans called the vela incident. That's going to be very difficult to pull off for us, the only reason the Israelis succeeded is because of tacit complicity of the brits and the yanks with them.
     
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    Google Vela Incident
     
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    Its not limited to just money. The price Russia will have to pay will be far greater. It will be considered a test by Russia a ratified signatory of CTBT. It will breakdown the moratorium in place on testing even otherwise. Russia won't be able to sustain a renewed nuclear arms race. Sanctions etc. I mean its just not conceivable

    On the other hand, it may be easier to pull off a vela like test
     

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