India joins the long range missile club with successful launch

Rick Moran
India launched a missile with a range of 3100 miles, capable of reaching most major cities in China and parts of Europe. The head of the missile development program announced that India "is now a missile power." CSM: India staged a successful test launch today of a nuclear-capable missile that can reach key Chinese cities, adding a new calculation to the region's complex web of rivalries and giving it a new level of deterrence against regional powerhouse China. The Agni-V missile can travel 3,100 miles, putting Beijing and Shanghai within India's range. Government officials hailed the launch as "proof that the country has taken its place among the world's most powerful and scientifically advanced nations," although there are a number of tests left to complete before the missile can come into military use, the Associated Press reports. China already has missiles in its arsenal that can reach anywhere in India, while the longest-range missile in use in India (the Agni-III)...(Read Full Post)

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