In­dia’s Iron Hand

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation Defence & Inindia - Sayan Ma­jum­dar

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.

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