Thursday, January 23, 2014

China's nuclear missile drill seen as warning to US not to meddle in region | South China Morning Post

The People's Liberation Army has for the first time released photos of its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in action -a move seen as a response to US military moves in the region.

The 17 photos published on the PLA Daily's website on Tuesday provided the first glimpse of a live drill involving the Dongfeng-31 since its delivery to the Second Artillery Corps in 2006.

The missile has an estimated range of nearly 10,000 kilometres -enough to deliver a nuclear warhead to the capitals of Europe or the west coast of the United States.

Military experts said the release was a warning to the US not to interfere in the country's territorial disputes with Japan over the Diaoyu Islands, or Senkakus, in the East China Sea.

http://m.scmp.com/news/china/article/1411310/chinas-nuclear-missile-drill-seen-warning-us-not-meddle-region?

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