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Govt sources told ANI that the HAMMER missiles are in the process of being integrated with Tejas & will enhance aircraft's capability to take out hardened targets from stand-off distances.
Intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-V is capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 km with high accuracy. Test comes amid India's ongoing LAC stand-off with China.
The test comes after US President Biden & President Moon Jae-in ended bilateral missile guidelines in May that had restricted Seoul’s development of missiles to under the range of 800 km.
India is already well within the targeting range of Beijing’s existing missiles. But an arms race is not good at all for Delhi’s own positioning in international relations.
China has had nuclear missile launch facilities before, but the scale of these constructions is much bigger. India needs to pay close attention.
ThePrint explains the technology behind the next generation, nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni P, and what it means for India.
In a statement Friday, the media wing of the Pakistani army, the ISPR, said that the test was aimed at re-validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system.
The US criticised North Korea soon after the release of the parade footage, saying it was disappointed to see Pyongyang continuing its weapons development.
India successfully tested a hypersonic missile-capable vehicle Monday that can move at 6 times the speed of sound. It plans to develop such a missile in 5 yrs.
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.
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