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India’s recent successful test of the Agni-V missile equipped with MIRV (Multiple Independently Re-entry Vehicle) technology marks a significant advancement in the country’s strategic capabilities. This development strengthens India’s nuclear triad, a three-pronged deterrent system encompassing land, air, and sea-based nuclear launch platforms.

While the Agni-V test bolsters offensive capabilities, India is simultaneously focusing on defensive measures. Following the deployment of Phase-I BMD, the country is actively developing a Phase-II system and Beyond.

Another Key concept in India’s BMD will be the concept of Multiple Kill Vehicles (MKVs). Here’s a breakdown of this technology

  • Multiple, Small, Simple Kinetic Vehicles: Unlike traditional single warheads, MKVs represent a swarm of smaller, faster interceptors.
  • Carrier Vehicle and KVs: A single carrier vehicle carries and launches multiple KVs during the interception phase.
  • Autonomous Terminal Kill: Each KV independently homes in on and destroys ballistic missile targets.
  • Ground-Based Launch: MKV-equipped interceptors are launched from ground-based systems, potentially engaging multiple incoming threats simultaneously.

India already has tested Phase II of India’s BMD program called AD-1 endo-atmospheric interceptor and is also developing an AD-2 exo-atmospheric interceptor. India tested AD-1 in 2022 and plans to test AD-2 exo-atmospheric interceptor by 2025. It is not clear if Multiple Kill Vehicles (MKVs) will be part of the Phase-II program but it is under consideration. 

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