The official reaction from the Foreign Ministry in Beijing was unprovocative and sort of conciliatory.That was an exercise in calculated PR for the international media.However PRC ruling clique's reaction is reflected in The Global Times - the English language mouthpiece of the ruling politburo. "India should not overestimate its strength. Even if it has missiles that could reach most parts of China, that does not mean it will gain anything from being arrogant during disputes with China. India should be clear that China's nuclear power is stronger and more reliable. For the foreseeable future, India would stand no chance in an overall arms race with China. India should also not overstate the value of its Western allies and the profits it could gain from participating in a containment of China. If it equates long range strategic missiles with deterrence of China, and stirs up further hostility, it could be sorely mistaken" http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/705627/India-being-swept-up-by-missile-delusion.aspx Well,well,well.Frankly, I think Beijing is a wee bit perturbed!!