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India today successfully launched a long range missile that's able to hit parts of China and Europe with a nuclear warhead.
It's named after.
The Hindu god of fire.
It's a fifty -- three stage rocket that puts India in the small club of nations with the power to develop.
And build long range ballistic missiles.
But in contrast with North Korea's recent field missile -- there is hardly any international blowback over India's new weapon.
That -- fox were correspondent Jonathan Hunt has -- -- and Jonathan Indian military officials seem I don't know pretty fired up about this development.
Yet they see it is a huge technical achievement and a big step.
On the pop toward becoming a major world power they're also quick to point -- That this is not supposed to demonstrate any offensive power.
But merely -- act as a but now they can aim those nuclear warheads all will be able to and a couple of years.
East towards China and west toward Iran and that is the key for the Indians -- most -- thing and all of this is nobody seems to cater.
-- very interesting the US officials say that this is very different because.
India is a stable democracy as opposed to North Korea who -- attempted that failed launch last week which they say is an unpredictable.
Dictator ship -- the although this State Department spokesman.
-- tone it did seem to struggle a little today.
When -- lost to explain how this fit into the administration's general -- for restraint among nuclear nations in that testing programs listen.
You know there they have solid.
And that -- You know that there.
They're playing a significant role internationally -- Issue.
The bottom line -- US officials feel that India is a friend and having one more friend.
With the ability to hit Iran is probably no bad thing although they've never say that in public know that that's -- put Jonathan Hunt thanks so much.
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