By Sunil Kumar

Agni-V, India‘s most powerful missile with a strike range of over 5,000 kms, is set to get substantially higher destruction capabilities with plans to equip it with multiple warheads.

Asked about  plans in that regard, the chief said, “Basic vehicle (missile) will remain the same. The first three stages will also remain the same and only the kill vehicle or the payload delivery system will need changes.”

Terming it as a “force multiplier”, the DRDO chief added, “If I am able to do force multiplication with this… where I was using four missiles, I may use only one missile. So it becomes a force multiplier given the damage potential.”

Such a capability exists only with a select few countries such as the US, Russia and China.

300px AGNI3 Plans to Equip Agni V with Multiple Warheads

Agni 3 Indian missile (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 Plans to Equip Agni V with Multiple Warheads
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