India Capable of Developing ICBM Beyond 10,000 Kilometre Range: DRDO

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    Vadodara, Gujarat: India is capable of developing Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) which can hit targets well beyond the 10,000 kilometre range, Chairman of Armament Research Board, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Dr SK Salwan said on Saturday.

    "India has successfully test fired the nuclear capable Agni V missile recently, which has a range of 5,000 kilometres. But we are capable of developing ICBM that can hit targets beyond the range of 10,000 kilometres," Mr Salwan said on the sidelines of 6th National Conference themed 'Emerging Vistas of Technology in 21st Century' being held in Vadodara.

    At the conference, organised by a city-based educational group, Mr Salwan said such seminars should be held by academic institutes across the country so that there is a greater interaction between students, academicians, and other stakeholders with the scientific institutions.

    He also suggested that the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, University Grants Commission (UGC) should organise such seminars and conferences.

    Mr Salwan said beside the Agni-VI's ground version, the DRDO is simultaneously working out on its underground variant.

    He said that after ban on import of components for laser technology, imposed by the USA, UK and other countries, India has indigenously developed laser technology and has become self-sufficient.

    "We adopt synergic approach towards national needs and priorities in the field of armaments, yet keeping in focus the global advancements in order to develop competence in key areas," he said.

    On the role of Armament Research Board, he said it helps in creating self-sufficiency in critical technologies needed for development of competitive armament stores and put the armament discipline at the fore-front in global scenario.

    "The Board's objective is to lead to technological innovations useful for combat multiplier, both for the near term and future," he said.

    During the conference, he spoke on anti-defence missiles, electronic warfare and cyber security.

    Over 750 delegates from various cities attended the conference and over 343 research papers were presented.

    Discussions were held on topics strengthening research and development, advancements in the field of engineering and technology among others.

    Link: http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-capable-of-developing-icbm-beyond-10-000-kilometer-range-drdo-752239?utm_source=ndtv&utm_medium=top-stories-widget&utm_campaign=story-8-http%3a%2f%2fwww.ndtv.com%2findia-news%2findia-capable-of-developing-icbm-beyond-10-000-kilometer-range-drdo-752239
     
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    Re: India Capable of Developing ICBM Beyond 10,000 Kilometre Range: DR

    Agni-6 keeps being mentioned. But wasn't there a report that its just a MIRVed A-5? So A5 itself can do 10K?
     
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    Re: India Capable of Developing ICBM Beyond 10,000 Kilometre Range: DR

    Mr Salwan said beside the Agni-VI's ground version, theDRDO-is simultaneously working out on its underground variant.looks like we are moving to new stage of nukes deployment. After live nukes which will go operational on ATV. Live nukes on underground missiles is next stage and logicial step.
     
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    Will America and EU allow this???? Keeping in mind that India has no enemy far away . Both enemy are neighbours
     
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    Re: India Capable of Developing ICBM Beyond 10,000 Kilometre Range: DR

    Time and tide do not wait for anybody. India must develop ICBM because the world listens to and respects the "Powerful". Plus we need the ICBM to complete our Nuclear triad, medium range SLBMs are not credible enough.
     
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    Re: India Capable of Developing ICBM Beyond 10,000 Kilometre Range: DR

    India is capable of developing such missiles
    But is DRDO capable is keeping it's mouth shut :frusty:
     
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    Why should they keep shut? Tech denials do not deter us any more.

    It is good for the world to know that "we can, if we want; but we won't, because we don't need; and if ever we need, we will."
     
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    Re: India Capable of Developing ICBM Beyond 10,000 Kilometre Range: DR

    Looks like the Depressed Trajectory range is about 5500 Km with payload of 1.5 Tons. That would mean other modes can reach much farther and even farther with less payload!!??

    Just like how Brahamos has a range of 290Kms in one mode and 80km in full sea skimming mode and longer range in diffrent trajectory. Looks like there is a lot of smoke and mirrors
     
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    Re: India Capable of Developing ICBM Beyond 10,000 Kilometre Range: DR

    we should be a aiming for SLBM ( submarine launched ) with that range of 10,000 km and a wee bit more

    then we can hide a sub at cape horn, tip of argentina and nuke packland or ccpland ,

    from there !
     
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    @roma, India is a fairly large country. India HAS strategic depth. India can deploy land based missiles and still survive a nuclear attack and be able to launch a counter-attack. India does NOT need to deploy a nuclear missile half a world away.

    Bulk of Indian nukes will always be land based.
     
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    India has a fairly large number of DEPLOYED missiles that are "nuclear capable". In wartime such missiles will be widely scattered and nuclear/non-nuclear missiles will be mixed. All prthivis and agnis are capable of both nuclear and non-nuclear warheads.

    My estimate is that India has around 400 deployed ballistic missiles today.

    Most people consistently under-estimate the strength of India's nuclear forces. In fact, it is absolutely impossible for Pakistan to launch an attack on India and escape punishment. India has nuke-tipped missiles as well as nuke aviation bombs that can be used for a response.

    Even ship launched ballistic missiles have been developed for a nuclear response to Pakistan. The boats may be "patrol boats" but are capable of launching nuke-tipped missiles from stabilized platform.

    SSBN only adds another layer of redundancy. SSBN is NOT a primary weapon of retaliation in the case of India.
     
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    it is true that bulk of our nuclear deterrence will be land based. but to survive multiple simultaneous nuclear strikes we have to ensure that a sizeable number is deployed as SLBMs. what use is a nuclear submarine if it is not positioned away from country enhancing survivability of nuclear assets and giving much needed strategic reach.
     
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    Ahh ... it's always better to keep shut and only reveal post completion .... we have to negotiate lots of deals like Australia Group,MTCR etc ... we need to be silent and under the radar with the guise of "Our missiles are for china only." See how much trouble we are getting in finalizing a nuke deal with Japan.
     
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    It is impossible in a democracy. You can watch entire parliament's proceedings on TV.

    I would prefer a consistent and clear stand on nuclear matters rather than a vague stand that causes confusion and misunderstanding.
     
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    Re: India Capable of Developing ICBM Beyond 10,000 Kilometre Range: DR

    But we will not build it, so no question of "revealing post completion". It needs to be hammered into the brains of the goras that "we can, but we don't" because we are a responsible nuke powered state with minimum credible deterrence policy. This gives us a much better pedestal to negotiate from for all the deals.

    Anyway, CTBT/MCTR etc. are self-serving policies of the goras which has zero take-aways for us.
     
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    Wrong. We stay quite and build it. Only Power which is the raw, unconstrained and ruthless capacity to shape the world as per your wishes is respected. Capacity is not. Goras already know we are mastering the Cryo engine . ISRO tech can easily be changed to make ICBM's as basic principles are similar. We need to be more comfortable in projecting our Hard power. Lets not become faggots like MMS who bowed down in every area and Sashi Tharoor who would write articles over "India's soft power" and RaGa who says he feels proud , and I am quoting this, "When Amitabh Bacchan song plays in a night club in Spain".
    CTBT is a discriminatory pact to limit fissile material production. No need to sign it , just like NPT.
    MCTR , Wassenaar Agreement, NSG and Australia Group are multilateral institutions for global control. We need to align ourselves with these groups at the same time we need to protect our autonomy.

    India is in the big leagues now, here we think and play like the big boys
     
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    Lol ... The parliament will only discuss what is going on .... you just say that all that is required is being done and further details are detrimental to national security. Parliament will never discuss the deep tech details as most politicians are dumb and feudal. They only discuss sekularizm lol .... A smart DM will easy answer the question and not answer it. :D e.g. if a neta asks "what is the state of indian missile program" it is very easy to give redundant details like how the missiles are developed and how we will use more composites etc to lower weight and how our missiles cover two neighbors.
    A smart neta would already know these things and will not answer the question.
    Secret things have been done before ( Smiling Buddha) and most probably are being done.
     
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    Re: India Capable of Developing ICBM Beyond 10,000 Kilometre Range: DR

    I want to see the DREAM OF SURYA BEING FULFILLED in the near future......
     
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    We will surpass UK GDP in a few yrs (2.04 us vs 2.3 UK in Trillion USD).
    Add to that surya's coverage of whole europe incl. UK .... :lol:
    ANd we will still have room to grow further. :rofl:

    UK will be a dwarf against india. As soon as all or most of our people attain medium+ HDI and UK can't catcall us on poverty and toilets ... they will shut up and retreat to being the shopkeepers that they are. should happen by 2040.
     

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