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India's Hypersonic Missiles Are a Major Threat to Pakistan

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/indias-hypersonic-missiles-are-major-threat-pakistan-66682



by Michael Peck



“Sources said that while the missile on which the platform was mounted successfully took off from the range, the test could not be completed to demonstrate the vehicle at hypersonic speed as the Agni 1 did not reach the desired altitude for the test. Scientists are looking at the technical reasons behind this and are studying all available data.”

It also is one step closer to triggering a nuclear war with Pakistan.

Ironically, the first launch of the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle, or HSTDV, was a failure. The HSTDV, which is shaped almost like a sailing ship, is supposed to be a testbed for developing future hypersonic weapons such as cruise missiles. It is launched atop an Agni 1, an Indian ballistic missile.

(This first appeared in June 2019.)

“The vehicle was test launched using the Agni 1 missile platform that was to take it up to a predetermined altitude where scramjet technology—the ability to fly at speeds in excess of Mach 6 while using atmospheric oxygen as oxidizer—had to be validated with separation of the platform and a short flight at high altitude,” according to India’s Economic Times.

“Sources said that while the missile on which the platform was mounted successfully took off from the range, the test could not be completed to demonstrate the vehicle at hypersonic speed as the Agni 1 did not reach the desired altitude for the test. Scientists are looking at the technical reasons behind this and are studying all available data.”

While that doesn’t necessarily mean the HSTDV has a problem, it’s not good news for India’s strategic nuclear deterrent. “The Agni 1 is a nuclear-capable missile that is in service with the strategic forces and has been successfully tested several times in the past,” noted the Economic Times. “Its failure to reach the desired altitude is a reason for concern and is being studied.”

Yet unproven or not, the existence of an Indian hypersonic project is an ominous step for India’s cold war with its neighbor Pakistan. Hypersonic missiles—defined as rockets with a velocity of at least Mach 5, though Russia and America are developing Mach 20 weapons—are dangerous because of their speed. Though the weapons have yet to be tested in combat, the U.S. military is concerned that Russian and Chinese hypersonic weapons may travel so fast that they can’t be intercepted. At the tactical level, this means that aircraft carriers and air bases could be destroyed by a salvo of missiles.


But on the strategic level, hypersonic weapons are truly frightening. A hypersonic missile can deliver a nuclear warhead more quickly than a ballistic missile. Or, a hypersonic missile armed with a conventional warhead might be able to destroy an opponent’s nuclear missiles in a first strike, but without the attacker having to resort to nuclear weapons.

Whether or not such a strike would be successful, or whether anyone would be confident enough to risk a nuclear exchange by using hypersonics, isn’t the point. Unlike the United States versus Russia and China, whose homelands are separated by thousands of miles of ocean, the distance between New Delhi and Islamabad is just over 400 miles. A Mach 5 or 10 weapon missile launched from India or Pakistan could hit its target in minutes (Russia’s Avangard hypersonic glider reportedly has a speed of Mach 20, with the United States working on a weapon equally as fast).


Knowing that India has hypersonic weapons could make Pakistan feel trapped in a “use them or lose them” mindset regarding its nuclear weapons.

Michael Peck is a contributing writer for the National Interest. He can be found on Twitter and Facebook.
Ah...... National interest, USA military mouth or to say there military version of GLOBAL TIMES.
Don't know who pay for this National interest man. For me it is time pass, you can easily differentiate a national interest from another military news portal.
Can please somebody tell me, why a glider which will be launched from Ballistic missile is being compared to Hypersonic.
Oh, glider has scramjet attached behind it.... then how it is Glider?
THIS IS THE EXTENSION OF THAT RAND CORPORATION "we are always mighty" crap article which said USA, RUSSIA AND CHINA must form a club of hypersonic weapons.
Ghaaaaanta,as if they can stop us and as if RUSSIA will fall for it without getting anything significant in return, ya putin is joker according to them.
The Pakistanis can be destroyed by BRAHMOS itself and if problem comes to the fore Quasi-BALLISTIC SHAURYA will do the job.
Somebody, say this to this Peck and his masters(if they have access) sitting in pentagon or in media houses.
 

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Well anyone knows what happened to Shaurya and Sagarika?

I was very hyped about these two missiles but we seldom hear any news on these two nowadays.
 

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Well anyone knows what happened to Shaurya and Sagarika?

I was very hyped about these two missiles but we seldom hear any news on these two nowadays.
They are in limited production, from what I heard HERE only, but more can be said by @porky_kicker sir.
But I can tell you one thing for sure this missile is certainly in LOOOP meaning continous upgrade.
 

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They are in limited production, from what I heard HERE only, but more can be said by @porky_kicker sir.
But I can tell you one thing for sure this missile is certainly in LOOOP meaning continous upgrade.
From what I've read it can go up to mach 7. That means we can strike Islamabad in a matter of minutes.

Anyway thanks for the update.
 

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Ah...... National interest, USA military mouth or to say there military version of GLOBAL TIMES.
Don't know who pay for this National interest man. For me it is time pass, you can easily differentiate a national interest from another military news portal.
Can please somebody tell me, why a glider which will be launched from Ballistic missile is being compared to Hypersonic.
Oh, glider has scramjet attached behind it.... then how it is Glider?
THIS IS THE EXTENSION OF THAT RAND CORPORATION "we are always mighty" crap article which said USA, RUSSIA AND CHINA must form a club of hypersonic weapons.
Ghaaaaanta,as if they can stop us and as if RUSSIA will fall for it without getting anything significant in return, ya putin is joker according to them.
The Pakistanis can be destroyed by BRAHMOS itself and if problem comes to the fore Quasi-BALLISTIC SHAURYA will do the job.
Somebody, say this to this Peck and his masters(if they have access) sitting in pentagon or in media houses.
Hehe. ASAT test and hypersonic test have rattled a lot of American policy hawks. And nuke subs are progressing well. USA can see it's influence in subcontinent waning much faster than it could digest.
 
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https://www.hindustantimes.com/indi...onic-weapon/story-NAg6ViN9W94ll4CsfGDNYP.html

DRDO starts work on ‘next-gen’ hypersonic weapon
Hypersonic weapons are specifically designed for increased survivability against modern ballistic missile defence systems. These missiles are capable of delivering conventional or nuclear payloads at speeds not imagined hitertoo over long ranges.


Hypersonic weapons are specifically designed for increased survivability against modern ballistic missile defence systems. Image used for representational purpose only. (Photo: MIB_India)

The Defence Research and Development (DRDO) has started work to produce a hypersonic weapon – missiles that travel at five times speed of sound, or a little over a mile every second. A wind tunnel to test and fine tune the technology will be operational soon, senior government officials who did not want to be named said.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to inaugurate the facility soon, they added.

“A hypersonic weapon system is one of the many niche technologies we are exploring seriously,” one of the officials said, asking not to be named.

Billed as a “next-gen” weapon system, the race to acquire hypersonic weapons technology is heating up. China, Russia, and the United States are testing hypersonic weapons of various types to enhance strategic nuclear deterrence and strengthen front-line combat units.

Existing intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) re-entry vehicles also travel at those superfast speeds, but the hypersonic glide vehicles now in development are far more manoeuvrable, making their tracking and interception nearly impossible.

Hypersonic weapons are specifically designed for increased survivability against modern ballistic missile defence systems. These missiles are capable of delivering conventional or nuclear payloads at speeds not imagined hitertoo over long ranges.

In a bid to boost defence manufacturing in India, the DRDO is also offering 1,500 of its patents, including critical missile technology, life sciences, and naval technology, for use by Indian Industry, DRDO chairman G Satish Reddy said.

The patents can be accessed by free of cost even by start-ups and medium and small manufacturing enterprises.

Some of the patents offered for free include technologies to manufacture “man-mounted air-conditioning system”, aircraft arrester barrier system, a sliding mechanism for missile containers, lightweight high strength broadband microwave absorbing rubber, silicon-based lubricants for wide temperature range applications, low-density carbon foam, and anti-corrosive paint for application under immersed conditions, among others.

“DRDO is determined to encourage industry to develop advanced defence equipment thereby making the Make-In-India programme a success. We have today an 1,800-industry base, we are determined to enlarge this base and take the technological capability to a higher level,” Reddy said, explaining the reason behind offering patents at no cost.

Indian industry will not have pay “license fee or royalty” for any of the patented technologies, said a second senior DRDO official who did not want to be named. “DRDO won’t be just offering the technology but will also be handholding the industry and help them produce the product,” he said.

In a related development, DRDO has also tweaked its policy for “Transfer of Technology” (ToT) to the industry. No, ToT fee will be charged from the industry, DRDO Development Partners developing systems or sub-systems for military applications. And, for other industries, the ToT fee is reduced to 5% against an earlier rate of 20%. Also, no royalty is charged for supply to Indian Armed forces and other Govt departments. A nominal royalty of 2% will be charged for supply in the commercial market and for exports.

“Hypersonic weapons will become very critical in the near future. China has demonstrated that it has the technology. Others like US and Russia may already possess such weapons. It’s time that India also starts looking at these technologies,” Lieutenant General(retd) Vinod Bhatia, former Director General of Military Operations said.
 

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https://www.newindianexpress.com/st...sile-fails-in-maiden-night-trial-2069737.html
Nuclear capable Agni-III missile fails in maiden night trial
BHUBANESWAR: Manufacturing defect has once again hit Agni series of missile as the first night trial of long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-III from a defence base off Odisha coast ended in ‘failure’ on Saturday.
It is not a surprise that you have a failed missile test, generally P5 have 20-35% failure rate. The real issue here is: how come it was the first night trial of this missile after 10 years since it was deployed.
 

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It is not a surprise that you have a failed missile test, generally P5 have 20-35% failure rate. The real issue here is: how come it was the first night trial of this missile after 10 years since it was deployed.
Only a single source is saying this. Theres absolutely no confirmation that it failed
 

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Only a single source is saying this. Theres absolutely no confirmation that it failed
Maybe, DRDO is planning to come up with some "HALF-SUCCESS" thing, just like nirbhay missile case.
It's not a problem if it failed, the real problem will be the failure to find the MAIN CULPRIT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS AND THEN FAILING TO RECTIFY IT.
 

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Maybe, DRDO is planning to come up with some "HALF-SUCCESS" thing, just like nirbhay missile case.
It's not a problem if it failed, the real problem will be the failure to find the MAIN CULPRIT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS AND THEN FAILING TO RECTIFY IT.
https://sputniknews.com/military/20...night-trial-of-nuke-capable-agni-iii-missile/
This article says it was a success. What if the "insider source" deliberately misled the reporter about its failure. Quite possible to create doubts in minds of our enemies
 

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Only a single source is saying this. Theres absolutely no confirmation that it failed
there was no official info that it has been successful either, A2 night launch in mid november was declared a success.
 

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