Relatively easy to intercept. So, entire garbage you have been spilling around pitching for Agni-6. Obviously, it can to everyone of them. It's actually only one great power not allowed in security council and lacks efficient military indutrial infrastructure for various reasons. Besides all, it's only country who's able to give a serious damage to P5. First, wars don't start in a day. Tensions take time to get built and weapons arr tested in between that period. So will be a global range ICBM in case of an Indo US confrontation. Moreover, India doesn't need to "develop" but just validate technology. We have all the platforms. Things will take time to escalate to full scale war where countries end up firing nukes at each other. Russia is even doable because of its small population. Let's leave India, US is stronger than PRC by many miles when it comes to naval & nuclear strength. But things aren't going to escalate to that level before crossing transition stages where gap between powers of US & China is thin and still is thinning. So is the case at lower extent with India. There is no way US will be left without some serious bleeding. I'm wondering, why US doesn't hit Russia, China or India like it hit Iraq & preparing for Iran? SSLV An Indian equivalent of Minotaur, Start-1 and Kuiazhou. Escalation doesn't start with that level. Second, "range of weapon" isn't really a problem. India chose not to test a global range ICBM for diplomatic reasons. There is no way to believe that Indian ICBM at its first attempt will fail despite excellent experience with rocket tech. North Korea with much primitive systems has done that.