Successful Agni-5 test just one step. India needs to prepare an airborne command post


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According to a Press Information Bureau press note from 4 January 2003, the NCA comprised a Political Council, chaired by the prime minister, and an Executive Council, chaired by the national security advisor. Only the PC can authorise the use of nuclear weapons. The EC provides inputs for decision-making and executes the directives given to it by the PC. No official indication has been given of the composition of the EC. It can be expected to have at least the chief of defence staff, chiefs of the armed forces, the commander-in-chief of the Strategic Forces Command and Heads of Departments...