The Hindustan Times reported that the Modi government, through its observation of the Ukraine crisis, believes that with its strong intercontinental nuclear deterrent, Russia can ensure that the United States and NATO do not dare to be too arrogant, so that the Russian military’s actions in Ukraine can be carried out smoothly, so India To inspire lessons, we decided to speed up the development of the Agni-6 intercontinental missile. This super Agni has a range of 10,000 kilometers and can even hit North America. This will give India a strong strategic deterrent force, and even the United States has to be comity to India. Three points, not telling all the truth, not telling all the lies, this has always been the most typical feature of politicians’ language.
This statement of the Modi government is exactly the same. The Indian government has been preparing for the development of intercontinental missiles for decades. Although India’s ballistic missiles started relatively late, objectively speaking, the starting point is still relatively high. The current Agni series includes five models from Agni-1 to Agni-5, with a range of 700 kilometers to 5,000 kilometers. Among them, Agni-4 is an improved version of Agni-2, with a range of 4,000 kilometers. Agni-5 is a derivative of Agni-3 missile. It adds a third-stage engine to the successful test of Agni missile, making India the world’s first missile. Seven countries capable of launching medium-range ballistic missiles, especially India, have used precise guidance systems on Agni missiles and developed warheads with maneuverable orbital change capabilities. It should be said that this technology is the most advanced missile today. technology.
Moreover, according to India’s test launch of the Agni missile, India has also mastered the control and guidance technology of the missile’s re-entry into the atmosphere. It is certain that after years of development. At present, India has basically built a combat system with ballistic missiles in the near, medium and long range. Its combat readiness is getting stronger and stronger, and its strategic deterrence capability is beginning to take shape. Of course, a large part of this is designed to “strike China”. Indian scholar Sanji Baruf has said that India has plans to deploy ballistic missiles in border areas to regain tactical advantage. The Indian ballistic missiles at the Assam military base include Agni-2 and Agni-2. 3 missiles, fully capable of posing a strategic threat to China’s hinterland.
Possessing such a powerful weapon as an intercontinental missile, achieving global strike capability has always been regarded by India as a prerequisite for becoming a world military and political power. In fact, as early as 2011, there was news about the development of the Agni-6 intercontinental missile in India, and some information indicated that this is a three-level solid intercontinental missile between two meters, and its maximum weight will reach 70 tons , surpassing Russia’s famous Topol ballistic missile.
In addition, the Agni-6 missile will use the sub-warhead to simultaneously strike 7-10 occupied targets 10,000 kilometers away. India believes that a missile with this range can ensure that India’s strike range covers the eastern and western hemispheres, and it has the ability to carry out strategic strikes against five nuclear powers, which can win India an international status and prestige on an equal footing with nuclear powers. It is precisely because of such an attempt that the Indian government has been reluctant to admit the existence of the Agni-6 missile for many years. He also knows that the United States and other countries do not want India to have more powerful weapons that can pose a direct threat to them.
In the 1970s and 1980s, it was because of the technological blockade of the United States and the Soviet Union that India had no ballistic missiles worth mentioning for a long time after the first test of the atomic bomb in 1974, and the Indians are ambitious this time. The report should add or subtract the research and development of such a powerful weapon as the Agni-6. It is because the Modi government believes that the United States is currently busy responding to the strategic challenges brought by Russia and other major powers, and it is more to win over India than to contain it. It is a rare strategic opportunity period for India to develop and test the Agni-6 intercontinental missile. .
However, in the calculations of the US government, India is really not allowed to be beaten or scolded. I don’t think so. Earlier, the US media had criticized India for launching ballistic missiles. US non-proliferation expert Sbier said more bluntly that the Agni-6 missile was specially prepared by India for the United States.