India has successfully test-fired its longest range nuclear-capable missile, the Agni-V.
This test confirms India’s status amongst the small group of countries with intercontinental missile capabilities.
Agni-V, with a range of more than 5,000 kilometers (3,107 miles), was developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
India has effective deterrence against both China and Pakistan former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon has said in his new book Choices. However while China’s nuclear weapons are a major strategic concern for India, Pakistan’s nuclear programme “remains a daily source of tactical worry” and both countries’ nuclear weapons programmes “are so closely linked… that they may effectively be treated as one”.
Shivshankar Menon’ book “Choices : Inside the Making of India’s Foreign Policy” was published on 30 October 2016 by Brookings Institution.
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DATE : 23 November 2016
SOURCE : The India Times / The Economic Times