Published On : Wed, Dec 28th, 2016

Agni V missile test-firing: India says not targeted against any one country

New Delhi: After India test-fired Agni V missile, the ministry of external affairs said its strategic capabilities were not targeted against any particular country as it abides by all applicable international obligations and expects others do the same. The comments came in a response to Chinese reaction to the development.

Indias 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. Indias strategic autonomy and growing engagement contributes to strategic stability, said MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

Earlier, the Chinese Foreign Ministry had hoped that Indias test-firing of the nuclear-capable Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile that could cover all of China complied with UN Security Council rules and safeguarded South Asias strategic balance.

Though China maintained that the two nations are not rivals for competition but partners for cooperation, it took exception to media reports that Indias missile was meant to target its land.