Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicBallistic missiles

Topic: Ballistic missiles

Why Pralay quasi-ballistic missile, tested by DRDO, will be a ‘game-changer’

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

India places orders for French HAMMER missiles to boost Tejas capabilities

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.

India successfully test-fires N-capable Agni-V Ballistic Missile with 5,000 km range

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.

South Korea test-fires first ballistic missile from submarine

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 must focus on China’s new ‘arms race’ and not get carried away by Gogra disengagement

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.

3 reasons why India can’t ignore China constructing missile silos to counter US

China has had nuclear missile launch facilities before, but the scale of these constructions is much bigger. India needs to pay close attention.

Agni Prime is the new missile in India’s nuclear arsenal. This is why it’s special

ThePrint explains the technology behind the next generation, nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni P, and what it means for India.

Pakistan successfully test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile Shaheen 1-A

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.

Kim Jong Un shows off ballistic missile, built during talks with Trump, at military parade

The US criticised North Korea soon after the release of the parade footage, saying it was disappointed to see Pyongyang continuing its weapons development.

What’s a hypersonic missile India is building and how it is different from other missiles

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.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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