With eye on China, India tests new long-range missile
‘A key boost to its regional power aspirations
which narrows huge gap with China’s missile systems’:
INDIA: India yesterday successfully test fired a
new missile capable of delivering a one-tonne nuclear warhead
anywhere in rival China, marking a major advance in its defence
capabilities. Watched by hundreds of scientists, the Agni V was
launched from a test site off the eastern state of Orissa.
US condemns forces for disrespecting dead Afghans
The United States has condemned the country’s
troops, who posed in photographs with the body parts of suspected
militants in Afghanistan, said US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta.
Panetta apologizes over new military photo scandal
US: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized
Wednesday for gruesome, newly revealed photographs that show U.S.
soldiers posing with the bloodied remains of dead insurgents in
Afghanistan. He said war can lead young troops to “foolish
decisions” and expressed concern the photos could incite fresh
violence against Americans.