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Agni Series Missiles News And Discussions

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by CONNAN, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. ArmChairGeneral

    ArmChairGeneral Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Agni Good points ->

    1. Missiles have been proven to work
    2. Complex technologies have been mastered (as of 2013)

    Agni Not so good points ->

    1. The number of missiles manufactured and available is small. The Western sources were claiming as late as last year that "fewer than 10 Agni launchers exist". Government has never disclosed the real number of Agni deployments. As TELs are quite large, satellites can track them. Countries like USA can see TELs coming out of manufacturing plants.

    2. There are possibly three Agni groups in South India. I have seen no news items to show Agni deployments in North and Western India where they are needed for actual operations.

    3. There are persistent reports in Western media (by their analysts) that India keeps warheads under civilian control. That means that missiles are stored without warhead. The utility of such a missile is very limited in actual crisis situation.

    4. The indicators point to paralysis in government decision making in relation to Agni deployment. India has Agni, but it does not have the political will to deploy it.
     
  2. ArmChairGeneral

    ArmChairGeneral Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    People fail to realize that DRDO does not fight a war, the Army and Air Force does.

    If Army has a missile without warhead, and a crisis arrives when the civilian leadership is unable to give orders, the Army will be helpless.

    I hope I am wrong, but this is what seems like the real situation.

    We have a very weak government at the moment and all important matters are suffering.
     
  3. ArmChairGeneral

    ArmChairGeneral Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    An Agni-5 fired from central India will be just a small warhead moving at tremendous speed through space, when it enters China. It is very hard to lock on and fire on such object.

    It is a fact that ICBMs cannot be stopped. The technology does not exist yet.
     
  4. ArmChairGeneral

    ArmChairGeneral Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    We all agree that India now has the missiles and warheads (demonstrated ability) to target key cities of China.

    What India is building is secure command and control systems, missile storage sites, etc. So at present, India's deterrent ability is a work in progress. We must not assume that the deterrent is effective, or will be, for several more years.

    Modernization of the army is the only workable solution today. A better equipped army is the guarantee that borders will not be violated. The enemy has excellent conventional forces. A conventional force cannot be replaced with a nuclear force. Even Russia has realized that and now following a rearmament plan.
     
  5. S K Mittal

    S K Mittal Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Agni series missiles have given India an strategical edge over it's competitors. this can be the most successful and ambitious project of India upto this date.
     
  6. Alpha1

    Alpha1 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Days of multi megatonners are gone. With increase in accuracy and reduction in CEP , there is no need for such a high yeild
    Well , usualy MIRVs are for diffrent targets but concept of using multiple warheads for the same target is not a bad one.
    It is said that 5 , 5 Mt bombs are more effective than a 50 Mt bomb.
    If we go by this rule,
    6 ,250 kt warheads will be more effective than a 3 MT detonation if used against a single target i.e. A city.
    And if ground zeros are some distance apart
     
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  7. omya

    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    I believe that India already has the mirv MRv etc technology and testing of the same has been held back due to political considerations

    Any such test in the future will not be test per se but just a validation / confirmation exercise and to prove to the world our capabilities

    Why I think so, i have posted the same in another thread on this forum let me copy paste it again as below

     
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  9. layman

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    Agni-IV launch Tomorrow

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    Agni-IV, India’s surface-to-surface missile with a range of about 4,000 km, will be test-fired from the Wheeler Island, off Dhamra village on the Odisha coast, on January 20. It is a strategic missile which can carry a nuclear warhead weighing about one tonne.

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which has developed the Agni-IV, will do the test-firing on Monday from its Integrated Test Range on the Wheeler Island. The missile has already been flight-tested three times. While the maiden launch was a failure, the next two were successful. The two-stage missile weighs 17 tonnes and is 20 metres long.

    “Fantastic nuclear deterrence”

    DRDO officials had earlier said Agni-IV offered a “fantastic nuclear deterrence” because with its range of 4,000 km, “it can cover the entire area on the other side of the border.” While the Army has already deployed Agni-I, II and III missiles, all of which are strategic missiles carrying nuclear warheads, Agni-IV and Agni-V have not been inducted into the Army yet.

    The DRDO has achieved two consecutive successes including its debut flight with Agni-V, which can carry a nuclear warhead weighing one tonne over a distance of 5,000 km. The DRDO will fire Agni-V from a canister in two or three months .

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  10. Soumya

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    User trial of Agni-IV conducted successfully from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off #Odisha coast
     
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    India successfully conducted user trial of Agni-IV from Odisha coast

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    Bhubaneswar: User trial of Agni-IV conducted successfully from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off Odisha coast The missile test fired from the Wheeler Island test facility at 10.51 am.

    Having a strike range of around 4,000 km, the two-stage solid propelled missile is 20 metre tall and weighs around 17 tonne. Compared to the Perishing missile of the US in terms of technology, Agni-IV has many cutting-edge technologies, which can meet global standards.

    Agni-IV is better than 3,000-km range Agni-III in terms of performance envelop. It can be fired from locations deeper in the Indian hinterland, which will be very difficult for the enemy to track. The missile also possesses a submarine launch capability. It would be virtually indestructible and unstoppable in times of war.

    The missile equipped with state of the art avionics and fifth generation on board computer has the latest features to correct and guide in-flight disturbances. It was first tested on December 10, 2010 which had failed while its second and third tests on November 15, 2011 and September 19, 2012 were successful.

    India successfully conducted user trial of Agni-IV from Odisha coast, Odisha Current News, Odisha Latest Headlines
     
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  12. Shikari

    Shikari 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Is it confirmed that Agni-V isn't getting MIRV and that it will only come with Agni-VI?
     
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    Agni-V will get MIRV, but only some time after induction.
     
  14. kaku

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    Not Agni-5,, it can carry max 2 high yield warheads and maybe around 4 to 6 low yield,, but definitely Agni-6 will carry 5 to 6.
     
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    India test-fires 4,000km-range nuclearcapable Agni-IV missile

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    India test-fired its 4,000 km-range
    nuclear weapon capable Agni-IV missile off the
    coast of Odisha on Monday morning. It is the
    third test-firing of the missile, which has the
    second-largest striking range in country's
    weapon arsenal.
    Agni-IV missile has been branded as a quantum
    leap in terms of missile technology by the
    DRDO as it is lighter in weight and has two
    stages of Solid Propulsion and a Payload with
    Re-entry heat shield.
    The indigenous Ring Laser Gyros based high
    accuracy INS (RINS) and Micro Navigation
    System (MINGS) complementing each other in
    redundant mode have been successfully flown
    in guidance mode in this weapon system during
    earlier trials. Compared to the Pershing missile of the US in
    terms of technology, the Agni-IV has many
    cutting-edge technologies which can meet
    global standards.
    The DRDO recently achieved a significant
    milestone by successfully test-firing twice the
    Agni-V missile, which has a range of over
    5,500 km and is categorised as an Inter
    Continental Ballistic Missile.

    India test-fires 4,000 km-range nuclear capable Agni-IV missile
     
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