Friday, October 16, 2009

Agni-5 can target our Harbin city: Chinese daily

Agni-5, India's latest long-range nuclear-capable missile under development, can target China's northernmost city of Harbin, a leading Chinese newspaper has claimed amid a slew of strident anti-India articles over the status of Arunachal Pradesh.

"India's Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) has made its forthcoming Agni-5 missile highly road-mobile, or easily transportable by road, which would bring Harbin, China's northernmost city within striking range if the Agni-5 is moved to northeast India," the People's Daily reported. Harbin is the capital of China's Heilongjiang Province.

The paper, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, noted that the Agni-5 which has a range of 5,000 km is similar to the Dongfeng-31A showcased during China's National Day Military Parade on October 1 in Beijing. India is going to test-fire the missile in early 2011, the report claimed.

The report came two days after China raked up its claim over Arunachal Pradesh, questioning Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit there on October 3.

Reacting strongly to the Chinese objection to Singh's visit, India said the comments were disappointing as the state is an inalienable part of the country and such remarks do "not help" the process of talks on boundary issue.

A number of state-run Chinese papers have stepped up rhetoric against India on the boundary issue through their articles.


i believe china n inda should stand together, after all they r negbhous by nature , so why consider each other as threat, a weak india or china is not good for both, just look at pakistan its in a is in a worst shape , does it help india , i dont think so

The Agni 5, if it does have a range of 5000km, will NOT be comparable to the DF-31A. This article obviously doesn't know what it's talking about.
The DF-31A is an ICBM with a range of over twice that of the Agni 5.

@ Eric Z

"This article obviously doesn't know what it's talking about."

Spot On! But to be expected, since it came from the mouthpiece of a totalitarian communist regime, "The people's Daily" aka "the Dumb Cluck's Daily".

Chances are a grease ball PLA functionary handed it to the editor, who probably leaves his brain at home when he comes to work, and was promptly printed.


Chinese daily has no idea, what it is talking about !!

India has ICBM since late 1990s.

eg Agni II

4500 km @ 750 kg

9000 km @ 350 kg

eg Agni III 3 stage missile is also an ICBM with heavier payload

4000 km @ 3000 kg

8000 km @ 1500 kg

16,000 km @ 750 kg

eg Agni V can carry heavier payload than Agni III and it is also an ICBM

4000 km @ 4500 kg

8000 km @ 2200 kg

16,000 km @ 1100 kg

here we go. Yes, Chinese got it all wrong.

DF-31 A payload vs range

11,700 km @ 750 kg

Obviously Agni III itself is better than DL-31F

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