commitment to missile defense, nuclear superiority, counterforce targeting, multiple independently targeted reentry vehicles (MIRVs
), and nuclear nonproliferation can all be seen in this light.
To do this, they recommend Indian development of Ballistic Missile Defence, Submarine launched Ballistic Missiles, Multiple Independently targeted Re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs
), cruise missiles and, for good measure, hydrogen bombs - all of which are already under development.
It would also augment the arms race in the region which would imply that Pakistan should take appropriate measures by developing hypersonic cruise missiles, more MIRVs
, stealth aircraft and nuclear submarines.
Secondly, they can saturate it with the employment of their multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs
Therefore, Pakistan has recently developed MIRVs
capable Ababeel missile to neutralize Indian BMD systems.
shift to the Poseidon's advanced technology of the multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV
), Britain under Wilson's aegis set off alone to begin exploitation of an intermediate technology, Antelope, that the United States had developed but later abandoned in favor of MIRVs
As India has built single-warhead missiles that are bigger and cover longer distances, Pakistan has focused on developing multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs
), a type of missile carrying multiple nuclear warheads that can be directed towards different targets, the Post reported.
While India's single-warhead missiles are bigger and cover longer distances, Pakistan has focused its efforts on developing multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRVs
), a type of missile carrying several nuclear warheads that can be directed towards different targets.The US Defence Intelligence Agency officially confirmed in March that Pakistan conducted the first test launch of its nuclear-capable Ababeel missile in January 2017, "demonstrating South Asia's first MIRV
The missile is intended to resist missile defenses by using hypersonic warheads, called MIRVs
More importantly, MIRVs
are only useful with nuclear weapons.
In nuclear factor, not the number of nuclear armaments but their reliability matter unless influenced by other features having direct relevance with deterrence, like the transition in military doctrines, Ballistic Missile defense (BMD) system, Multiple Independently Targeted Reentry Vehicles (MIRVs
) and assured second strike capability.
But even at the height of science advisors' influence, weapons scientists had created the hydrogen bomb, intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMS), submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMS), and multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVS
), not to mention thousands of nuclear warheads.