India tests nuke-capable missile

Associated Press
In this photo released by Indian Ministry of Defense, India’s Agni-V missile, with a range of 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles), lifts off from the launch pad at Wheeler Island off India's east coast, Thursday, April 19, 2012. India announced Thursday that it had successfully test launched a new nuclear-capable missile that would give it, for the first time, the capability of striking the major Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai. (AP Photo/Indian Ministry of Defense) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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India announced the successful test launch Apr. 19 of a new nuclear-capable missile that would give it the ability to strike the major Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai for the first time, a significant step forward in its aspirations to become a regional and world power.

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