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China Reacts In Guarded Fashion To ICBM Test

April 19 2012


The Chinese government has downplayed India's test on Thursday of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking throughout China, reports the Press Trust of India.

The Agni-V strategic missile successfully hit a target over 5,000 km (3,100 mi) away, said Indian defense officials.

The launch was delayed by a day due to bad weather.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry noted after the test that the two countries are not rivals and enjoy "sound" relations.

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