Q.2 Recently China tested the Hypersonic Glide Vehicle missile, which is termed as the Sputnik moment. In this context, examine its implications for the global arms race and suggest the way forward for India. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment-
  • In the intro, briefly explain the term HGV.
  • In the body describe the implications of the from the strategic stability angle and how it could disrupt the stability and fuel the arms race.
  • In the next part suggest way forward for India in the form of having hypersonic missile development program and development of missile defence system.
  • Conclude by mentioning that the test conducted by China may turn to be the next arms race in the emerging technologies.
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