Some of the readers on this blog have seen my negative references to the pace of the Indian missile programme. I have had harsh words to say about the Prithvi and the Agni. Just why I feel the way I do is because of how we continue to delude ourselves, while our adversaries gain strength. Here is a link to a picture gallery of the missiles displayed in the recent parade marking the anniversary of the 60th year of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
This gives you an indication of what a well-rounded missile power is like and what it looks like when it means business. There are intercontinental, medium range nuclear armed missiles, a number of conventional ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, SAMs, shore to ship missiles and multi-barrel rockets.
These missiles are not just for display, they are deployed, ready-to-use systems. I have had on occasion commented on the fact that we usually parade a model of Agni on Republic Day, but the commentator will never actually call it a model, of course. The conventional missiles are all solid-propellant based and compact in contrast to our Prithvi.
Here is a pix of the DF-11 A paraded, this is the M-11 that PRC gave to Pakistan in the early 1990s to counter the Prithvi.