India Moves Towards A Conventional Warhead Missile Deterrent
After the acquisition of 250 Pralay Missiles and a total 370 planned missiles arsenal, India is also processing a conventional Rocket Force to counter China.
After securing a nuclear triad, India is now moving towards a robust conventional warhead missile deterrent to counter the Communist Party of China’s military expansionist plans against India.
China’s Attempts To Cross Borders
China has overtly deployed its nuclear deterrent with new missile silos in Hami, Yumen, and Hanggin Banner provinces to ward off any US military aggression towards China.
The Hami nuclear missiles have no less than 230 missile silos in the open to showcase Chinese nuclear missile capability.
China’s aggression towards Taiwan is real, and most ASEAN countries are leaning towards China due to mounting BRI debt. Only the Philippines has decided to stand up to the CPC.
China is supplying 039 class diesel attack submarines and armed drones to client state Pakistan with the objective of making India’s western front vulnerable.
India’s Vulnerability on the Siliguri Corridor
India’s vulnerability on the Siliguri corridor and the largely ceremonial military force of Bhutan has led to the decision to secure North-East states with conventionally armed short-range ballistic missiles like Pralay with a max range of 500 kilometers and conventionally armed subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay with a max range of 1500 kilometers.
Development Trials of Pralay and Nirbhay Missiles
The development trials of both Pralay and Nirbhay missiles have been completed to the satisfaction of missile developer DRDO, and user trials are expected soon. The Defence Ministry has already placed orders for the Pralay missile.
India’s Nuclear Arsenal
The conventional deterrent is backed by India’s nuclear arsenal, which has a proven capability of a second strike and survival of the deterrent in wake of the first strike.
India has a no-first-use policy on nuclear weapons with the Agni series of nuclear missiles, air delivery platforms, and submarine-launched nuclear ballistic missiles.
PLA’s Rocket Regiments Deployment
PLA’s deployment of rocket regiments along the 3488 km Line of Actual Control (LAC) has led to the need for India to ward off Chinese aggression on the Siliguri corridor and Arunachal Pradesh with counter-weapons.