Hypersonic Program of India: Hype or Rewarding

In September 2020, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) tested its Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle or HSTDV. During the test, the HSTDV attained a speed of Mach 6 for 23 seconds. Hurrah, India, had crossed a milestone and joined the elite club of nations with such a technology.

Today there is a race between nations to develop and demonstrate their hypersonic weapons to the world as if their life depends upon them. Is that true? We can’t fight a modern war without these weapons, or should hypersonic weapons be treated just like any other weapon?

I (@InsightGL) present my in-depth research:

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