India to test nuclear missile that can hit ChinaIndia is planning a test launch of a new ballistic missile that can carry a nuclear warhead to the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai.


The test of the Agni-V missile is seen as a major step in India’s efforts to become a regional power that can counter the dominance of China.Defense Research and Development Organization spokesman Ravi Gupta says the missile could be launched at any time from Wednesday evening until Friday.

The Agni-V is a three-stage missile designed to carry a 1.5-ton warhead with a range of 5,000 kilometers. The Agni-III is India’s current longest-range missile and can cover a distance of 3,500 kilometers.

Source : sapa – ap

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