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Prithvi launches part of war game

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  1. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    India has over the past few days conducted a rare war game involving the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) to validate its command and control systems, which culminated with the consecutive test firing of two nuclear-capable Prithvi missiles.

    The war exercise, the endgame of which coincided with Monday’s meeting of the Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) that is headed by the PM, tested sensors, systems and the command structure of the strategic command.

    Sources said the successive launch of the Prithvi II missile over two days was part of a war game scenario that was played out by the SFC to test its response to a nuclear strike.

    “Both the launches were conducted as a culmination to a strategic training exercise. The aim of this exercise to war game our readiness to undertake launches in various contingencies under varied conditions, thereby was validated,â€￾ an SFC officer said.

    Details were not made available, but sources pointed out that the firing of two missiles was rare and would indicate a scenario in which a second strike was carried out. The two missiles that were launched as part of the exercise were randomly selected from the stock with the SFC units. Both launches were conducted with precision and the missiles met all test parameters.

    While it was not made clear whether the NCA meeting was connected with the war game, the PM took stock of the preparedness levels of the strategic arsenal in the meeting with the chiefs of the three armed forces, the National Security Advisor and the Commander of the SFC. The NCA meeting is held once in six months.

    At present, the strategic forces, led by a Lt Gen equivalent officer, operate three missile systems — the Prithvi, Agni I and Agni II.

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    Anees Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Why agni 3 not included in war game??
     
  3. Himanshu Pandey

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    because prithvi is at end of its life and agni are too costly
     
  4. Hidalgo

    Hidalgo 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Also may be as a part of promotion of Pragati tactical missile system at ADEX-2013 which is developed from Prithvi
     
  5. Himanshu Pandey

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    do you have some info on this pragaiti missile I had never heard of it..
     
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    Zeus_@21 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Is Agni III still not operational??
     
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    The Agni-I and Agni-II ballistic missiles are operational under the SFC,while the Agni-III missile is being inducted. The Hindu reported in September 2012 that Agni-III missiles were operational under the Strategic Forces Command and a user test of rail mobile Agni-III was carried out 21 September 2012.
     
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    neil_diablos Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    I think this was to send out a message to Pakistan in the light of all the ceasefire violation and the Pakistan Army's continued provocation!
     
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