Talk:India's Agni-III test termed a "partial success".

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Wonder how they'll compare with those from the NKorea tests. Neutralizer 14:44, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

these ones work. Doldrums 14:46, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
If the World wasn't dominated by western hypocrites, they would condemn this testing as "provocative" as the N Korean one. After all, the Indians specifically pointed out that the Agni-III can reach Beijing and Shanghai. Even the most dimwitted can guess who they had in mind when developing this missile. I'm glad it failed. 68.229.152.169 04:45, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

What exactly is a "scientic advisor?" ---

Its kind of like a scientific advisor but you don't get paid as much... Fixed now. R2b2 20:57, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
It seems the launch was termed by the Defence Minister as "not completely successful" not "a failure". Could someone please correct this? PVJ(Talk)Flag of India.svg 10:21, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Can you point me to the listed source which said that? I went through the five sources and couldn't find that quote... --R2b2 04:20, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

BBC described it as "failure" (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5162416.stm). Semantics. 68.229.152.169 03:46, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Yes, but that's their opinion. India's opinion is much more official. —this is messedr͏ocker (talk) 04:15, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
The official word from the Defence Ministry was that the Agni-III test was partially successful, although the missile did not meet expectations as regards some operational parameters. PVJ(Talk)Flag of India.svg 04:48, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
In other words, it failed. What a waste of time trying to find euphemisms for "failure". 68.229.152.169 05:25, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
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If the World wasn't dominated by western hypocrites, they would condemn this testing as "provocative" as the N Korean one. After all, the Indians specifically pointed out that the Agni-III can reach Beijing and Shanghai. Even the most dimwitted can guess who they had in mind when developing this missile. I'm glad it failed.
Firstly, India follows a no first use policy as regards its nuclear weapons. Furthermore, all decisions concerning the use of such weapons are taken by the Nuclear Command Authority which comprises of VVIPs such as the PM and the National Security Advisor. Hence, India's nuclear activities are regulated carefully unlike North Korea which is, acoording to some countries atleast, a "rogue state". Secondly, China also posses nuclear weapons such as the Feng Dong-31 and the Feng Dong-41. Pakistan is currently testing the Ghauri series. Thus, the balance of nuclear power in the subcontinent is maintained. An Indian attack on China (if at all such an unlikely event took place) would be suicidal. PVJ(Talk)Flag of India.svg 07:08, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

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I think the title needs changing - currently we are quoting something which no-one in the listed sources appears to have said. So either a source needs to be found that states this quote or the title changed...? --R2b2 05:11, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

I concur with R2b2, either present the citation or change it back to the original, unambiguous title. The BBC story I cited directly quoted the Indian Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee and termed the test "a failure". 68.229.152.169 05:25, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
As per CNN-IBN, Pranab Mukherjee termed the launch a "partial success". I have added a source and accordingly renamed the article. PVJ(Talk)Flag of India.svg 07:01, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

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I don't know why, but this article appears in the "root" category, Category:Category. This needs to be fixed. - dcljr 23:21, 24 September 2006 (UTC)