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World Silent on India Missile Test

20 April 2012

India’s successful test of a powerful new missile that can carry nuclear weapons to Beijing caused barely a ripple―even in China―just days after North Korea was globally vilified for a failed rocket launch. The muted response to Thursday morning’s test underscores how far India has come in gaining acceptance for its nuclear program. After India tested its first nuclear bomb in 1974, the US put it under sanctions for a quarter century. India hailed its test of the Agni-V missile as a significant step forward in its aspirations to become a regional and world power.―AP

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