India's Missile Modernisation and Credible Minimum Deterrence

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South Asian Voices, Stimson Center's website (2013)



India has been modernising its missile capabilities. It has successfully flight-tested its longer range missiles like Agni-IV and Agni-V. It has also made efforts at canisterising its missiles with statements from senior DRDO officials pointing to the development of missiles capable of carrying multiple warheads. These developments have resulted in analyses (here and here, among others) which argue that India is ?moving away from its stated doctrine of minimum deterrence towards one with more war-fighting like capabilities.?