India fires nuke capable of hitting the UK in show of power : British Media.
Their Agni-V missile, capable of decimating London, dropped near Australian waters after being fired from a remote island.The missile can also be launched from a mobile platform, allowing the army to move and fire it quickly from remote locations.
Indian officials said the test confirmed the missile is fully operational.Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Successful test firing of Agni-V makes every Indian very proud. It will add tremendous strength to our strategic defence.”
But defence analysts have said the missile has been developed due to the threat posed by China to India. The two nations were at war in 1962 and have unresolved boundary disputes over territory in the Himalayan mountains.
Ajay Lele, at New Delhi’s Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, insisted that the missile would act as a nuclear deterrent and would not be fired as an act of aggression. He said: “It is essentially to make a point that yes, we have a sufficient amount of arsenal. If somebody attacks us by using nuclear weapons, we can respond effectively.”
A nuclear arms race was sparked this week as both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin pledged to beef up their arsenal.
Source:- Daily Star UK