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China’s hypersonic missile test got US, India racing. It exposes BMD vulnerability

What happens when initial nuclear weapons are fired? India must realise hypersonic missile is part of a larger power chase.
File image of a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile | ANI

Missiles, drones, defence shield — India has a series of military trials planned for 2021

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.
Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor missile being launched by DRDO in A-SAT missile test, Odisha | PTI

India’s ballistic missile shield ready, IAF & DRDO to seek govt nod to protect Delhi

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.
ASAT Missile

India has no plans for another anti-satellite missile test, but will improve tech

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.
Ballistic Missile Defence

India completes phase one of ballistic missile defence programme, nod for missiles awaited

Phase one of the programme will see Delhi and Mumbai being guarded against incoming ballistic missiles.
With third successful test this year, desi missile shield coming of age

With third successful test this year, desi missile shield coming of age

Endo-atmospheric- ndigenous advanced area defence (AAD) test for ballistic missile defence programme in Odisha scores direct hit.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.