India tests nuclear-capable missile

Last updated 22:12 15/09/2013

Relevant offers

Asia

Singapore comes together for Lee Kuan Yew funeral Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee Kuan Yew It's been a month of accidentally getting people high UK should cut aid to Nepal if "endemic" corruption persists: report Four thousand fishermen stranded in Indonesia Vietnam scaffolding accident kills 14 Two-year-old boy stops dad from jumping off bridge in China 'Our lives are in the hands of the Lord of Death': investigating modern-day slavery US drone strike kills 11 Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan

 

India has for the second time successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable missile that can strike the major Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai. 

Ravi Gupta, a spokesman for the Defence Research and Development Organisation, said Sunday’s test of the Agni V brought the missile a step closer to being inducted into India’s arsenal at some point in 2014 or 2015. 

The missile has a range of 5,000 kilometres (3,100 miles) and was first successfully tested in April last year. It’s seen as a boost to India’s efforts to counter China’s regional dominance and become an Asian power in its own right. 

China is far ahead of India in the missile race, with intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching anywhere in India. 


Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content