India launches long range missile

April 19, 2012 07:24

The missile has a range of more than 5,000km (3,100 miles), potentially bringing targets in China within range. India said the launch was “flawless” and the missile had reached its target. – BBC News


From BBC News


With this, India joins an elite nuclear club of China, Russia, France, the US and UK which already have long-range missiles, although with a much greater range. Israel is also thought to possess them.


Analysts say the Agni (meaning “fire” in Hindi and Sanskrit) missile family is to be the cornerstone of India’s missile-based nuclear deterrent.


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