dinesh_kimar wrote:From ldev's posts above, asking about a 1000 km range solution, I can't believe our learned gurus are talking about a supposed long range brahmos or Shaurya.
Have all forgotten the single stage Agni -1, which DRDO identified, tested and productionised for just such a gap of between 700 to 1000+ km ?
It has been inducted in forces for a while now.
Another solution is the submarine launched K-15 /B-05 which is again inducted, and can reach this range. It is cannisterised system, land launch is possible.
Both the above options are easier to produce,being single stage, and are indigenous solutions, which reduce foreign interference, critical in the present situation.
Also, there are American sources on the internet which say that existing Agni 3 can reach Shanghai (3300 km) when launched from Assam, part of OSINT.
Learned gurus know that Beijing is much closer than Shanghai.
BMs are way higher up in the escalation ladder and hence the fire should be kept on the burner until needed. Fire blooms are different petals altogether.
Below that rung we have shaurya, quasi ballistic trajectory and still below is the Brahmos. These will be used before fire petals bloom.