India vs. North Korea missile tests
Difference in global response to launches
- Duration 5:05
- Date Apr 19, 2012
Difference in global response to launches
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A frightening new developments on the Korean Peninsula today South Korea unveiling new cruise missiles with the capability.
To hit anywhere.
In North Korea and this is the north makes new threats against the south that's what's happening -- meantime India successfully testing a new.
Nuclear capable missile that could hit targets in China and Eastern Europe.
So -- -- -- some mean why isn't saw happening now Peter Brooks is senior fellow for national.
Security affairs at the heritage Foundation's appear let's first start with India we were talking a lot about north to South Korea in the past couple weeks -- India we have it.
Why do you think there right shooting off this -- now.
Well it's important you know agenda that we we spent a lot of time talking about China for instance but another -- raising rising major power in the world the international system is India.
And -- launch has put focus on that.
Interestingly this is they have joined a very exclusive club.
You know to now a country that has joined has Intercontinental ballistic missiles -- reaching places like Beijing which some commentators say is the actual intent.
This of this of this missile test.
You know China is rising in Asia.
-- is a major Asian power they they have their rivals with one another and I think this is definitely a signal towards China from from India that.
We're we're here we need to be respected and we're gonna play a place in that we're gonna have a significant place in inner Nash -- Asian security matters.
-- we had almost an instant response when North Korea tried to shoot off its latest rocket failed missile test.
Why don't we responds.
With India and its -- Well fortunately -- quite transparent about it.
They're also a friend the United States in fact -- most people know that -- -- the world's largest a democracy the most populous democracy ahead of the ahead of the United States.
So I don't think there's -- fear of India perhaps in Beijing there is.
But the United States and then many of America's allies and America's allies are certainly not fearful of India it's a different sort of society -- North Korea has never really renounced.
It's hostilities towards the United States -- -- or South Korean fact.
We're technically still -- war on the Korean Peninsula so there's a much greater concern about north -- plus their record up proliferation.
And North Korea has shared nuclear -- missile technology with the likes of Iran.
Probably Pakistan remember the Israelis took out a Syrian facility back in 2007.
Even perhaps Burma so but India hasn't been the proliferation problem that North Korea has and and currently is.
I didn't mention North -- just a moment but just a final thought I'm in DS sixty 100 and a nuclear warheads is -- count that we have on record but no one really knows for sure Peter and you mentioned Pakistan's I just wonder.
With India doing this now will India provoke any sort of a response from the place like China or maybe even their neighbor Pakistan.
What China has.
-- reacted rhetorically certainly and next week we're actually going to see Russia and China have their first naval exercises.
LB in the Pacific but that's also a bit of signaling going on from Beijing.
That we have other we have other friends now we -- you look you did you in terms of Pakistan because of the rivalry there and sometimes of course Afghanistan but this -- far exceeds what is that required for a strike in the Pakistan and I think it is a bit of one ups man ship on the part of the Indians when they look at their neighbor since they have joined now they have Intercontinental ballistic missiles according to report let's.
He of one upmanship if you well -- South Korea is unveiling this new cruise missiles we just civil telling our viewers a little bit about that this is following last week's failed test by north Koreans.
Do you think this is Smart policy by the South Koreans to do this now Smart policy meaning that it's a good posturing.
This is a reminder to north Koreans or do you think it's a little reckless at this time to -- -- thing like this.
I think it's I think it's fine I think it's a good idea I think we have to show solidarity.
And strength towards North Korea these times.
-- were expecting additional provocations.
Everybody's expecting another nuclear test.
Kim -- on the current leader of North -- expected to be a raise -- one more -- given one more title the title of his father chairman of the national defense commission we're expecting a nuclear test is something somewhere around that.
We also expecting additional provocations remember over the last couple years North Korea sunk -- South Korean warship.
It also shelled a South Korean island and it had a failed assassination plot against -- South Korean defense minister and many people are thinking that North Korea's.
Going to do something toward South Korea to show its its strength.
And so I think -- South -- responding and I think it's very important for that from the point of deterrence to tell North Korea that that we're strong that the US South Korean alliance is strong and we won't brook any nonsense out of them especially hostilities or provocations.
Gonna keep an -- and that Korean Peninsula bush -- promoted as quickly as can John -- -- Peter.
I'm not -- that's right for start four star general different different situations here if I name that is OA's authority having you back thanks -- good.