Please check my response in appropriate thread.A lot of american equipmtent is overrated. American patriot defence system failed to intercept yemeni houthi missiles. Yugoslav army unit (The 3rd Brigade of the 250th Air Defense Missile Brigade) shot down the "stealth" F-117A by using soviet S-125 Neva/Pechora surface-to-air missile. The DF-21D/DF-26 poses a real threat to american aircraft carriers in the South China sea:
Understandable.Also if Pakistan gets the DF-21D/DF-26 its primary target would be India's aircraft carriers.
I am all for PN considering and/or exploring new methods of power projection including ASBM option(s). PN hinted development of the P282 ASBM for instance.
How PN plans to counter INS Kolkata class destroyers, would be a valid concern and consideration because these destroyers are very likely to be used to provide cover to an Indian Aircraft Carrier in hostile environments. ASBM would make it much safer and convenient for PN to snipe at an Indian Aircraft Carrier from considerable distance(s). ASBM would provide greater reach than aircraft in this capacity.
Please check my response in appropriate thread.Any source for this?
Please check my response in appropriate thread.At what stage ? Most of the interception takes place before terminal stage or mid course which is easier job specially in intercontinental range missile due to availability of time.
Medium range and short range ballistic missiles can be far too dangerous due to less reaction time and slightly manuverable warhead in comparison to traditional missiles.