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 11.26.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.26.14 **
** Airborne 11.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.24.14 **
** Airborne 11.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.21.14 **

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

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.26.14)

FAA Aviation Safety Information Analysis And Sharing System (ASIAS) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) promotes the open exchange of safety information in order to continuou>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.26.14): Density Altitude

Pressure altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature. Density altitude is used in computing the performance of an aircraft and its engines.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.26.14)

“We hope to never see an event like this again, but, we must be prepared." Source: FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, on the release of the agency's 30 report on the fire at t>[...]

ANN FAQ: It's Alive! ANN REALTIME NewsBug Headlines for YOUR Desktop!

It's For Real! ANN REALTIME NewsBug Released To ANN Readers, Worldwide For those of you using a windows PC (MAC version in the works... we promise), a new REALTIME News Service fro>[...]

Helicopters Still Flying Tourists Over Hudson River

But Activists Continue To Call For A Ban On The Flights A group of activists in New York and New Jersey are still working to have sightseeing flights over New York City and the Hud>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

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