Skip to comments.Agni-III hits target, meets all objectives
Posted on 02/07/2010 8:50:39 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
NEW DELHI: India on Sunday successfully test-fired its indigenous Agni-III ballistic missile, which has a range of over 3,500 km and can even strike targets deep inside China. This paves the way for induction of the nuclear-capable missile into the armed forces and consolidates Indias position among a select group of nations having intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) capability.
The missile, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is capable of carrying warheads weighing up to 1.5 tonne, is 17 metres tall and has a launch weight of 50 tonne with a two-metre diameter.
It was tested on Sunday morning from the Inner Wheeler Island at Dhamra, a launch site in Bhadrak district around 200 km from Orissa capital Bhubaneswar. One of the countrys most powerful missile, it has the capability to hit deep inside China, bringing cities like Shanghai and Beijing within its reach.
The missile, which has a two-stage solid propellant system, reached a peak height of 350 km during the course of flight and reentered the atmosphere successfully, tolerating surface temperatures that reached nearly 3,000 degree celsius.
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A nuke on one of their rockets that took a probe to the moon, last year or so, allows them to target any spot on Earth, anyway, and they’ve had this capability for ages, now.
I do not understand the significance of this test, other than it being routine maintenance-related.
Hey, maybe BO will totally screw up relations with India too!
Don’t Mess With India
Its a message to China and Pakistan. Nothing better than good old fashioned sabre-rattling.
This is for China. Pakistan can be taken care of by short range and medium range ballistic missiles Agni I and Agni II.