India Talks Peace, Tests Missile | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.15.14 **
** Airborne 09.12.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.12.14 **
** Airborne 09.10.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.10.14 **

Mon, May 12, 2003

India Talks Peace, Tests Missile

Short-Range Astra Missile Fired For Second Time In Three Days

While continuing to talk peace with its neighbor, Pakistan, India Sunday test-fired a second Astra air-to-air missile - a product of homegrown Indian technology.

The test came just one day after US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage left New Delhi after meeting with top government officials. Those talks, while officially deemed "successful," did not result in the reduction of sanctions against India for developing an arsenal clearly aimed at Pakistan. The two countries have already fought two wars. Both now have nuclear weapons. But, while the United States considers Pakistan a strong ally in the war against terror, India remains under sanctions.

Air-To-Air Firepower

The Astra missile reportedly has a range of between 15 and 25 miles. It was tested at India's Chandipur-at-sea range in the southeastern part of the country. Clearly, the tests won't help Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee win any support for the lifting of sanctions, which were imposed after his country tested a nuclear device in 1998.

"In our extended neighborhood, we can see many examples of double standards in this," he said during a speech to mark National Technology Day. "Countries guilty of missile and nuclear proliferation have not attracted sanctions. Some," he said, in a blatant reference to Pakistan, "even continue to receive liberal economic assistance." Vajpayee promised India will continue developing homegrown weapons and dual-use technology until "a more equitable" international system of arms control is put into place.

FMI: www.mod.nic.in/welcome.html

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.15.14: ForeFlight's iOS8 Caution, Boeing v Al Jazeera, Expedition 40

Also: EAA On NTSB Drug Study, Remember 'Ripcord?', FAA Loosens Up In SAR UAV Use, Curiosity Arrives At Martian Mount, IAF Worries About Social Media With much fanfare, Apple rolled>[...]

Airborne 09.12.14: Alan Klapmeier's $10M Win, OWW Progress, 3rd Class Update

Also: Zero-G Engine Repo, Collier Trophy, EAA Addresses FAA Hangar Use, CAF's Dallas Air Expo While it comes as no surprise to those of us that have had to deal with Cirrus Aircraf>[...]

Airborne 09.15.14: ForeFlight's iOS8 Caution, Boeing v Al Jazeera, Expedition 40

Also: EAA On NTSB Drug Study, Remember 'Ripcord?', FAA Loosens Up In SAR UAV Use, Curiosity Arrives At Martian Mount, IAF Worries About Social Media With much fanfare, Apple rolled>[...]

AD: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-04R1 PRODUCT: Certain Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters.>[...]

AD: DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders

AD NUMBER: 2013-22-14 R1 PRODUCT: Any DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-1000T glider equipped with a Solo Kleinmotoren Model 2350 C engine.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC