Thursday, May 8, 2008

Agni III to T20

Agni III is an intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM), which was test-fired from a mobile launcher from the launch complex (LC-4) of the integrated test range (ITR) at about 0956 hours and reached its pre-designated target in 800 seconds. Phew!! quiet a lot of information.

That is very quick; just like a blink of an eye. It achieved a peak height of 350 kilometre, travelling at a speed of more than 4,000 metres per second. Two Indian naval ships anchored near the splashdown point of the test missile confirmed its impact.

Agni 4 will be intercontinental missile, which will go 5000 kms, right upto Europe. Having such a missile which can strike strategic locations shows the development of our country in the last 15 years. Can India attain what Abdul Kalam has imagined a developed India by 2020?

It is a long way to go. The poverty is a big hurdle we have to run over. Education seems to be the key area where; we should be targeting. Growth rate has been good, but inflation is also rising. Bush comments, saying, Indian middle class has grown in huge number and are consuming lot of food, which has inturn cost scarcity in global market, seems to be true.

This is a tribute to the growth of India. The politicians should stop complaining about Bush's comment and start investing their brains on issues that can eradicate food scarcity. The growing needs and to cope with them is the order of the day.

Agni 3 took off leaving behind orange and white smoke. Lets make a great Indian future by launching our dreams and leaving behind pity smokes and fights. Agni 3 has launched into orbit, the Indian dreams and the way to developed India by 2020. But I have to say Indians are world champions of T20.

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