The Agni-5 performance has proved the quality of many new and advanced technologies on board. Most important among these is the chip-embedded guidance system that, besides rendering the missile so-called “fly by wire”, immunizes it against the effect of re-entry heat that previously melted the on-board mission control computer in earlier missiles and making them inaccurate. That problem is solved.
All the public hullabaloo attending on the missile launch with TV cameras showing project group leaders and leading scientists being feted and celebrated, may have had the deleterious effect of making them known to the wider world. Because India is now entering the realm of sensitive long range accurate missiles and geostrategics, many fear that those responsible for designing and engineering such armaments become targets of adversary states and even ostensibly of friendly foreign countries who would rather India not secure this level of technology. It is imperative, therefore, that leading figures in the IGMDP be accorded Z category personal security.