September 4, 2005
India is developing an ICBM, with a range of up to 12,000 kilometers. Because of India location on the planet, this missile would not be able to reach the United States, but it would cover all of China, Europe and the Middle East. The new missile would be a scaled up version of Indias current Agni IRBM (3,000 kilometers range). Flight tests of the ICBM are expected to take place as early as 2008, and deployment (carrying three nuclear warheads) as a three stage missile, by 2015. Each missile is expected to cost about eight million dollars.