Managing Asia’s Nuclear Rivalry
The K-15 submarine-launched ballistic missile likely to arm Indian SSBNs has a range of only 700km, meaning submarines will have to travel close to China to bring significant east and south coast Chinese targets into range. Development only recently commenced on the longer-range Agni-III SLBM. India’s fears of naval competition with China could thus be self-fulfilling.
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