Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

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Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Vamsee » 25 Jan 2002 06:36

Watch star news for further details......

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Vamsee » 25 Jan 2002 06:42

currently Iam unable to access the ndtv website.<p>But from what I heard from star tv....<p>-- Preperations are completed in chandipur,orissa.
-- Defence officials have reached the test site.
-- dont know whether it will be A-II or A-III.
-- India want to send a strong signal to world(acc. to Gen.Raghavan).

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby neeraj » 25 Jan 2002 06:44

isnt a-2 already inducted

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Vamsee » 25 Jan 2002 06:50

neeraj>> what I meant by it is unknown whether it will be A-II or A-III is that it was not mentioned in the star news report.<p>Yes A-II is reported to be under serial-production.Hence this test may be A-III.

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby neeraj » 25 Jan 2002 06:54

i have a question. assuming they launch the missile upto 80% of its range 4000km which path will the missile take.

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Sridhar » 25 Jan 2002 07:01

Another question:<p>How much advance notice is supposed to be given for ships to stay away from the designated area? This will give an idea about the expected time of the launch.

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Vamsee » 25 Jan 2002 07:14

1) It doesn't make sense to test A-II. It is already under production. This year it is supposed to be inducted in small number into armed forces.<p>2)GF is also present at test site along with large number of MOD officials.

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Aditya Vikram » 25 Jan 2002 07:21

Vamsee>> Actually it make sense to test Agni-II again.The army/airforce this time want only there own men(say an artilery officer) to carry out their tests and thus validate their comand and control and targeting systems.Or A MINOR IMPROVEMENT on the missile which might improve its operational efficency

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Vamsee » 25 Jan 2002 07:24

If my memory serves me well India has tested previous A-missiles at 10:02 am IST. So we may expect some news in couple of hours. Hopefully we get a nice Republic day gift.
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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Vamsee » 25 Jan 2002 07:37

Aditya Vikram>> After A-II was tested for the first time, It was reported to be in "Final operational configuration". Hence when it was tested again in Jan. last year Arun_S and others speculated that it might be A-III tested but reported as A-II or it may be tested by armed forces to validate before induction.<p>It is unlikely that A-II will be tested again. Presence of GF also indicates that it may not be "another" test of A-II.<p><B> RIGHT NOW STAR TV REPORTED THAT A-III WAS TESTED SUCCESSFULLY.CONGRATS DRDO AND GOI </B>

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Vamsee » 25 Jan 2002 07:42

A-III test fired at 8:50 a.m IST.

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Vamsee » 25 Jan 2002 08:02

neeraj>>Amen.<p>Agni-pariksha is over now we need to do some Suryanamskara's. ;)

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby rajivg » 25 Jan 2002 08:02

NDTV says that it was launched towards the ocean off the coast of Orissa at 8:50AM IST.<p>Again not clear if its A-II or A-III as said by NDTV. By the way, I don't see this as a big deal.

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Vamsee » 25 Jan 2002 08:04

HAHAHAHA kofi annan urges restraint.<p>I think there is some link between high-profile chinese leader visit to India and Agni.Last time when LiPeng came here we tested A-II. Now after Jemin's visit A-III :D .

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby neeraj » 25 Jan 2002 08:04


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Postby Jash » 25 Jan 2002 08:09

This is funny!
As per report GOI wants to keep range secret. May ICBM can reach to Washington DC? (just a dream)

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Sridhar » 25 Jan 2002 08:12

Sarma:<p>the ToI report just above your post seems to suggest it is A-II. I guess we would have to wait for the official announcement to know exactly what it was.

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby ehsmang » 25 Jan 2002 08:15

are there any official specs about Agni III ( if indeed it was Agni III). <p>I liked the SuryaNamaskar thingi

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Aniruddha N » 25 Jan 2002 08:18

Congratulations to DRDO, GOI and all others involved. It doesn't matter if its II or III. All that matters is the range with a reasonable payload.<p>Remember that any range given by GOI will be under-reported. This is the norm for political reasons.

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby jrjrao » 25 Jan 2002 08:19

Come on Jash, hold the anti-Amriki sentiments in check, I say. <p>I think Agni-III is a special kind of missile, designed to turn and fly mostly eastwards. Just like the highly specialized cars in the INDY racing circuit in the US (those cars, unlike Formula-1 cars, are designed to mostly compete in an oval track, counter-clockwise, and thus need to make high-speed turns only to the left (and not right). Their suspension and steering is therefore tuned accordingly also).. ;)

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Vamsee » 25 Jan 2002 08:25

Sarma garu>> It doesn't matter whether it is A-II or A-III.It is "Symbloic gesture"(Like mushy's unsolicited handshake :p ).India is sending a signal to international community that it is not willing to compromise on its interests.

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby rajivg » 25 Jan 2002 08:32

NDTV says that it was a spontaneous decision reflecting the confidence of the GoI in the military and defense research establishment. NDTV also says it was a mobile launcher and probably a variant or refinement of some sort of the A-II.

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Rajeev » 25 Jan 2002 08:39

cmon guys , lets concentrate on agni , not on any 4 letter acronym :)

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby S Bajwa » 25 Jan 2002 08:42

Congrats... let's see what US says...

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby member_3809 » 25 Jan 2002 08:45

But why test it right now? Are we sending a message eastwards?? Something happening there that is not being reported in the papers??? Hardly makes sense to test Agni III to send Mushie and co. a msg.

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Mudy » 25 Jan 2002 08:46

Guys, do you think TSP will try or announce their Gauri's new avatar.
Congrats to GOI and DRDO.<p> <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>But why test it right now? Are we sending a message eastwards <hr></blockquote>
This year 26 January parade is scaled down. :D :D
Just to make it merrier ;)

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby member_3809 » 25 Jan 2002 08:47

Rediff says it is Agni III but Indiatimes and NDTV.com say it is Agni II. Clarity pls... anyone?

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby rajivg » 25 Jan 2002 08:48

This is just to spin up the Pakis & Mushy. Its also to make sure Colin Powell doesn't sleep too well either, lest he forgets that Pak is conducting terrorism against India.<p>If I were the US or Pak, I'd ignore the whole thing because I know that India wants to get a rise out of it to spin me up diplomatically.

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby svinayak » 25 Jan 2002 08:49

No TSP cant even open its test site right now.
I think there is a rift growing between US and TSP since last few weeks.

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby neeraj » 25 Jan 2002 08:54

maybe its a 5000km agni 2 Image

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Muns » 25 Jan 2002 08:55

Well congrats India, already starting the new year with a bang......kudos to DRDO....<p>Expect the pakis to start painting another M11, they recently had a cold test..

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby JCage » 25 Jan 2002 08:58

Chaps,
Cool down. :) Go through the previous GoI reports-as many as you can-and this Agni-2/3 business will fall in place.<p>Agni-3 *or* as is mentioned in ToI etc "a longer ranged version of Agni-2" which is one and the same.Some choose to refer to the latter as the Agni-3.And yes,technically speaking,it is a longer ranged version of the Agni2 and may be referred to as a Agni2 variant.<p>MoD/GoI apparatus at work. :) <p>Congrats to DRDO!<p>Regards,
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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Joeqp » 25 Jan 2002 08:59

The best part is that TSP can't respond to this test, copycats that they are, what with the US forces all over that country... heee heee hee.... Image

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Vamsee » 25 Jan 2002 09:01

Vishal>> India want to make doubly sure that when we spank TSP in feb-mar this year,Hidden dragon does not make any mischief on eastern front.<p>
Sequel to "crouching tiger,hidden dragon"<p><B>Roaring tiger,hidden dragon and shivering rat</B> ;)

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Suraj » 25 Jan 2002 09:01

How are the Pakis going to fire a missile with all those USN ships in the Arabian Sea ? What if a stray Ghauri hit the Kitty Hawk ?

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby anilK » 25 Jan 2002 09:03

The tribune report says "tactical" missile. How can anything with even 2500 km or maybe 5000km be tactical..
i realize it is the role one uses it in that makes it tactical or strategic, but come on a IRBM is mostly strategic.. isn't it ?

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Suraj » 25 Jan 2002 09:03

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Vamsee:
[b]Roaring tiger,hidden dragon and shivering rat :D

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Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Postby Jash » 25 Jan 2002 09:03

Wow GOI confirm that its Agni-1 range of 700 kms.


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