NEW DELHI: For the third year in a row, India did not display any of its nuclear missiles during the Republic Day parade.
In 2013, India had displayed the Inter Continental Ballistic Missile Agni-V during the Republic Day Parade. The chief guest at that time was Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
However, when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came in as the chief guest in 2014, no ballistic missiles were displayed.
India at that time was negotiating a civil nuclear deal with Japan, the only country to have suffered an atom bomb attack.
The nuclear missiles were also missing during the Republic Day parade last year when US President Barack Obama was the chief guest.
Asked why ballistic missiles are not being displayed, Maj Gen Rajesh Sahai, chief of staff Delhi area of Indian Army said deterrence is not about showcasing everything we have.
Ravi K Gupta
Nuke missiles should be kept secrete and not displayed
There is no need to keep it secrete. We should display it so, that our neighbor knows what India is.
World has strong intelligence when it comes to such weapons ..... Recently, there was a report on Pakistan ...
they know what we are , thats why they chose to make nukes at the cost of eating grass roti s.
Our neighbours knows very well what India is and what India is capable of. India has already displayed before, so no need to display every time.
We Do Not Talk Nuke, We Do Not Brag About Them & We Do Not Show Them But We Know How To Use Them & Deliver Them
S L Gera
It is a wise decision.
In the hostile world, we have to show our strength for keeping deterrence.