Production of the ARM, which are among the most advanced missiles, is being undertaken on priority basis by the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), which specialises in the missile development.
Isn't this the Indian govt. agency that shot it's mouth off about being able to hit Chinese cities with a new ICBM a couple of weeks ago, stirring up an annoyed Chinese response?
Maybe the India govt. leadership should tell the press department of this agency to quiet down. Most nations don't trumpet every defense development so insistently - the other half of Teddy Roosevelt's "carry a big stick" saying is to "speak softly", and it's sensible advice in general.
Mostly it was the Indian media that trumpeted the news about the Agni-V testing as being directed against China. If anything DRDO and Indian government actually played down the actual range of the Agni-V to 5000km+ (which according to Chinese experts is possibly over 8000km) so as not to alarm US and Europe.
posted on 04/29/2012 9:44:56 PM PDT
It seems to be more a tactic of posturing — “don’t tread on me as I got a big stick”.
posted on 04/29/2012 11:27:18 PM PDT
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