The strategic implications of this demonstration ( I don't call it a "test") have not been grasped on this thread, with all respect to the fine postors here.
1. Accuracy of Indian missiles:
I think the point is made, clear enough even for Pakis to see, though not, of course for the desi dork media. If u can hit a thingy in the exosphere with a ground-launched missile, that says quite a lot about both spatial and temporal accuracy.
2. The fact that the demo was pre-announced. Yeah, it was delayed for this first demo, but that's OK. The sheer confidence of that announcement is stunning.
3. The revelation that there are things in the DRDO development stream, that are waaaaay beyond what was advertised before.
4. The rumors of Israeli collaboration have several implications. So one intended observer of the demo was no doubt Teheran (or Quom, depending on ur perspective).
5. With one shot, the dork reports in the Indian media have been blown out of the water. If DRDO can fire a Prithvi with such precision, and guide another, fast-burning thingy to hit it in the exosphere with a kinetic kill vehicle, how can you doubt any more that the same Prithvi can be armed with a terminal stage cruise unit that can fly straight up the musharraf of Pervez musharraf?
6. If this sort of capability exists (and hey, it's been demonstrated) then why is it so tough to field a ship-based anti-missile system? Obviously it is not. Also, the life expectancy of the Pakistan Navy is now reduced down to the T+15 minutes level, where T is the start of any hostilities. One missile for each ship, dhow, whatever. Expect a surge of orders for Ejection Seats with Zero-Zero capability, for the Pakistan Navy Senior Staff.
of all was that "99.8 % kill probability" calculation. Just sit back and think about that from the perspective of a Paki Jarnail, and from the management of Fauji Enterprises and Al Rashid Trust. Downtown Islamabad will see some pin-point building demolitions at T+15.
I have to call this
ASAL UTTAR 2006
If they have any sense of humor over at "Indian Express" or "Bootlick", those pompous dorks who wrote such "exposes" about the incompetence of Indian defense R&D must be the hottest topics of
at the watercoolers and the urinals.