BMos is a v.expensive though a hugely destructive missile.BMos-2/BMos-Hyper whatever,will cost even more. The planned smaller BMos-L should be more affordable and enter mass production when ready. However,as we've seen in the Syrian conflict,the Klub/Kalibir class of missiles ,with a 2000km+ range is what we need in large number.One supposes that Nirbhay (our desi Tomahawk) was supposed to fill the role.However,the quality of the missile has been in Q right from the start. The last test apparently failed becos sub-std. recycled material was used (DRDO chief).https://disqus.com/home/discussion/idrw ... rdo_chief/
If you look how the BMos prog. has been run ,in parallel with the Nirbhay prog. ,one has to ask the Q why has one succeeded spectacularly,while the other has failed so miserably? First major point.BMos is a JV with Russia,but a corp.Each side doing part of the work.An incomplete Ru universal missile prog. was taken out of cold storage and deftly turned into a world-beater. Point 2. Nirbhay tx. to the MTCR couldn't then become a JV as until we (recently) joined the MTCR,we couldn't develop with a firang partner a missile with range beyond 300km.We can certainly do that now. However,failures of N'bay due to "software" glitches,"sub-std. materials "cannot be excused since in the BMos prog. too,software and materials made from desi raw mat. are in our part of the programme. It shows that the BMos team is far superior to the Nbay team,management and prod. wise. One delivers and the other can't.
But Nbay can't be sidelined in favour of BMos.While BMos ranges are to be extended upto even 900km say some,the missile is very expensive and can't be used for every target.The need for our "desi Tomahawak" with a range of upto 2000km+ remains. The prog. has to succeed. One suggests that experts from the BMos team are roped into vetting the NB prog. and make their recommendations.Dr. PIllai may have retd.,but one is sure that his services (and others) can certainly be roped in,just as was Dr.APJAK's also even when he was Pres.
PS:The success of the Kalibir missile has prompted Russia to re-equip many of its subs and surface vessels with this LRCM that has pin-point accuracy.These platforms earlier had v.large supersonic SSMs ,some with N-warheads. In the last two decades,the nature of intl. warfare has changed with less nation vs nation conflicts,but more terrorist/rebel armies acting as proxies for other interested parties/nations,destabilising exg. regimes.These entities on both sides have been supported by the mil superpowers,the US against Libya and the Russians for Syria. In both these conflicts,the use of massed strikes by LRCMs,air-launched stand-off ASMs,have been key weapons in deciding the outcome of the battle/war. PGMs released by UCAVs have added to the pin-point strike capability in real time. What ahs also made a resurgence has been the use of legacy strat. bombers like Bears,Backfires,B-52s,etc.,in delivering massive-sized ordnance (MOAB<etc.),massed bombing runs with dumb bombs and also launching LRCM attacks,thanks to their large payload capability.These "bomb trucks" are still in vogue.