Brahma Chellaney :
Rather than aim for a technological leap through a crash ICBM (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile) programme, India remains stuck in the IRBM (Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile) arena, where its frog-like paces have taken it â€” nearly two decades after the first Agni test â€” to Agni-III, a non-strategic missile in deterrence argot
From now onwards the pace of development will improve. For Agni-IV test is supposed to take place next year. So the true ICBM test will be soon afterwards. So within four-five years time, we will have a true ICBM. The problem lies with the political decision making process.
Babooze just need to know only one equation for pitiching it higher.. If the neighborhood thinks of attacking with a 2500km ranged mijle for a 250km ranged taarjet, then equation becomes clear.. 10times A1 range.. that is if Agni1 is 800kms, we need a min of 8000km ranged agni to hit our neighborhood.
zimble math with an exponential lahoric factor.