NEW DELHI, India – On October 27, India successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable missile that has a range of 5,000km or 3,125 miles. The missile was fired from an island off their coast to show they had the capability to defend and deter any actions from China toward their country.
Due to China’s building up its arsenal, India responded by improving their own, which led to the development of the Agni-5 missile that was just test-fired. After a successful launch, it splashed down in the Bay of Bengal that was reported very accurate targeting.
The range of the missile can reach most areas in China if needed. India’s development of medium- to long-range missiles already covered defending against Pakistan which they have fought three wars.
Ongoing talks between the two countries over disengaging troops along the border led to a deadlock this month. There has been a standoff between them for 17 months, during which a few deadly clashes have occurred.
The last war between China and India occurred in 1962 and India is suspicious of heightened influence in the Indian Ocean from China. Last year, tensions flared over a section of the border in the Ladakh mountainous region.
The Defence Research Development Organization built the Agni-5 as a credible minimum deterrence against China with a commitment to “No First Use.”
After the recent test from China of a hypersonic glide vehicle nuclear-capable missile, the testing by the United States and Russia of similar technologies, and supposedly test-fire from North Korea, the world seems to be in a new “Cold War” where “mutual destruction” may be the only deterrent to a new world war.
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