SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
Chinese Defence Analyst while giving his assessment to Chinese media on a debate over Indian missile program has calculated that India’s long-range Agni-V missile with decent but lighter payload can hit targets as far as 8300km which is well over 5500km range claimed by India.
In his assessment on India’s Agni-V, he claimed, India is deliberately under-reporting missile range to avoid hue and cry over its missile developmental program while western countries remain more focused on North Korean Missile developments.
The analyst also claimed DRDO is also working on to improve propellants and Metallurgy to further improve its range and efficiency without attracting world attention over its missile developmental program.
Chinese Defence Analyst also hinted that India might be also working on modifying and using Agni technology to develop a medium-range missile for the anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) roles just like Chinese developed 3,000 km ranged DF-21D which is world’s first and only anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM).