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Subject: India to test Agni-3 Beijing range
Herc the Merc    4/11/2007 1:30:46 PM
Home»News Agni-III to be launched within 48 hours Wednesday, April 11, 2007 01:29:21 pm Highly placed sources in the defence set-up have told TIMES NOW that the government is likely to launch the Agni-III within the next 48-hours. But the decision will be subject to a clearance by the Defence Research and Development Organisation which should come by Wednesday (April 11) night. DRDO scientist had found that hot exhaust fumes went inside the rocket and burnt cables that led to the malfunction the last time leading to the failure in the test launch. Also, a metal plate in the rocket to stop reverse flow of the exhaust did not work. Agni-III will have a three stage lift-off mechanism and will have a range of 4,000 km. The Agni-III is the most powerful missile in the Indian arsenal. When ready, it will be able to carry nuclear capable warheads. It is an effective counter to any missile in the region and can hit most parts of China, including Beijing. The Agni-II has a longer range than the Agni-I and Agni-II, which have ranges of 1500 and 2500 km respectively.
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dogberry       4/11/2007 1:40:35 PM
Are the Chinese developing a ABM against this missile?
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Softwar       4/11/2007 2:06:06 PM
80303 Unit. The 80303 Unit is headquartered in Kunming, Yunnan province. Its complement of DF-3A and DF-21 can strike targets in India and Southeast Asia.
80306 Unit. The 80306 Unit is headquartered in Xining, Qinghai province. Its DF-4 missiles can strike targets in India and Russia. This unit may also have an experimental unit assigned to it.
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Nanheyangrouchuan       4/11/2007 3:24:34 PM
A stiff jab is a good way to keep an opponent honest.  
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Softwar       4/11/2007 4:47:34 PM

Are the Chinese developing a ABM against this missile?

The S-300 missiles can do ABM work but its still limited.  The PRC anti-missile program went away in the late 1970s.


Development of the FanJi-2 (FJ-2) low-altitude ABM system began in the early 1970s. Six flight tests were carried out using 1:5 scaled models between October 1971 and April 1972, with five of them being fully successful. The development programme was cancelled in 1973.

The 2nd Academy also proposed a high-altitude ABM system known as FanJi-3 (FJ-3) in 1974, but the development stopped in 1977.

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