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What happens when initial nuclear weapons are fired? India must realise hypersonic missile is part of a larger power chase.
A shot in the arm will be the full-fledged trial of the indigenous Rustom 2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, which is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2021, after much delay.
BMD programme envisaged for Delhi. This, along with the Russian S-400 Triumf air defence system, aims to secure India from all kinds of incoming missiles.
India proved its A-SAT capability on 27 March when it knocked off one of its own satellites 300 km in space. However, the Chinese threat still persists.
Phase one of the programme will see Delhi and Mumbai being guarded against incoming ballistic missiles.
Endo-atmospheric- ndigenous advanced area defence (AAD) test for ballistic missile defence programme in Odisha scores direct hit.