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Missile Race: India vs Pak vs China

by FP Staff  Apr 20, 2012 12:35 IST

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CNN IBN's Strategic Affairs Editor Surya Gangadharan gives you an introduction into India's missile capabilities in this video.

He compares India's newly successfully tested missile Agni -V with missile technologies of our neighbours - China and Pakistan.

Screengrab from CNN-IBN

While China's DF-31 travels 8000 km compared to Agni's 5000 km range distance,  Pakistan's Ghauri is still playing catch-up at 1500 km. While Pakistan has been at it for quite a while, Musharaff had stopped funding the Ghauri project a while ago.

India successfully launched the Agni-V missile yesterday morning, marking the country's entry into an elite group of ICBM capable countries. The Agni-V which cost the DRDO Rs 25 billion to construct, has a range of 5000km and can carry a 1.5 ton nuclear warhead. These are the first images of the successful launch.