India’s Iron Hand
prototypes, along with extensive mobility and indigenous BMD will enable India for the first time to adopt a “limited deterrence” posture by adopting both counter force and counter value stance.
Finally, the measured response of major global powers in response to India’s ICBM tests has affirmed India’s position as a responsible nuclear weapons State with self-imposed non-proliferation obligations. These tests also eliminated China’s longtime dream to dominate the Asian landmass Would the Indian scientific community conduct a of round of nuclear weapons tests to fine tune the thermonuclear devices to be mounted on Agni-V? An undertaking to sign Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) thereafter will certainly help in global acceptance.