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Is Agni V the silver bullet that India was looking for?

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Asked by Aarnika Tiwaari, 22 Apr '12 09:33 am
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It definitely gave India a much needed boost.
Answered by Avantika, 22 Apr '12 09:40 am

 
  
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In April 19, from a nondescript island off India's east coast, a 50-tonne monster made of assorted metals and classified chemicals blasted off, pierced the Earth's atmosphere, turned around, re-entered it, and plunged into the southern Indian Ocean with a thunderous thud.

Arguably, it was a small, yet, significant step for missile technology, but if you go by 24X7 TV and social media networks, the launch of Agni V from Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast was a giant leap for India. The prime minister congratulated the scientists of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) - an outfit often pulled up for perceived slowness in cutting-edge research - its scientists were paraded as national heroes; even China took note, making noises about cooperation, not competition.

So, now that the dust has settled well in Wheeler Island, it's time for a reality check.
Well, the fundamental strategic reality is that no means of conventional catching-up will give India an edge in the ...more
Answered by Farhaan, 22 Apr '12 09:41 am

 
  
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It will be answered only if China stops occupying territories in Arunachal and stops threatening our presence in South China Sea.
Answered by Hedonist Fakir, 27 Apr '12 10:40 am

 
  
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Certainly not. This is a good scientific achievement. However, scientific advances can never be static and so the last word on war deterrence, hasnt been written as yet.
Answered by Reader Writer, 22 Apr '12 10:06 am

 
  
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Yes it is .....I hope they will come up with Agni VI with a greater diameter, greater payload and range upto Washington.
Answered by ABC XYZ, 22 Apr '12 09:38 am

 
  
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