India’s Defense Research and Development Organization completed a test for its Agni-V ballistic missile, leading China to question the country’s intentions. Tensions between India and China rise as government officials note the Agni-V ballistic missile is capable of hitting targets at a range of over 3,100 miles.
In response to China’s statement over India’s successful testing of the nuclear capable Agni-V ICB, India on Tuesday said that its strategic capabilities are not targeted at any particular country.
India’s strategic capabilities are not targeted against any particular country. India abides by all the applicable international obligations and hopes that all other do the same. India’s strategic autonomy and growing engagement contributes to strategic stability,” said MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
Earlier on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said: “We have noted reports on India’s test fire of Agni-V ballistic missile. The UN Security Council has explicit regulations on whether India can develop ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.”
“China always maintains that preserving the strategic balance and stability in South Asia is conducive to peace and prosperity of regional countries and beyond,” Hua added.