Sputnik indirectly disparages India

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  1. warrior monk

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    India Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile, US Looks the Other Way.


    In a major sign of the country’s growing military prowess, India has launched a surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. The test highlights Washington’s hypocrisy when it comes to nuclear development.The Prithvi-II missile, first tested in 1996, officially entered service with the Indian military in 2003, but has had a mixed success rate. In 2010, for instance, a missile specifically built for testing purposes failed.

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    On Monday, the Indian military launched an unarmed Prithvi-II randomly selected from its stockpile. While the missile missed its intended target, it did achieve the desired altitude and distance.

    In theory, this gives New Delhi the ability to launch a nuclear-capable ballistic missile into Pakistan.

    India developed nuclear weapons in 1998, but because they were not a member of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, few third-party countries would provide New Delhi with the missiles necessary to carry the weapons that could effectively deter an attack from Pakistan.

    The Chinese government reportedly aided Pakistan’s development of nuclear-capable missiles. India’s latest test means that tensions could increase between the long-time rivals, with both New Delhi and Islamabad capable of using the threat of nuclear warfare over the conflict in Kashmir.

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    The United States has repeatedly discouraged India from developing ballistic missiles, but its response to this month’s test is decidedly different from the one given in the wake of North Korea’s recent actions.

    Earlier this month, Pyongyang launched a satellite into orbit. Washington fiercely criticized the move as a veiled attempt at testing North Korea’s ballistic missile capabilities.

    "Our concern though is that they do a space-launch but really it’s the same technology to develop ICBMs [intercontinental ballistic missiles]," a US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said ahead of the launch.

    Following that incident, President Barack Obama felt compelled to assure South Korea of the strength of their alliance.

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    "The United States stands in solidarity with the ROK [South Korea] and will take the necessary steps to fulfill our ironclad commitment to defend the ROK and our other allies in the region," Obama told South Korean president Park Geun-hye.

    On Wednesday, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest announced that President Obama plans to sign a bill that will impose additional sanctions on Pyongyang.

    "The administration is deeply concerned with North Korea’s recent actions and their recent provocations, and I can confirm the president does plan to sign H.R. 757, which includes sanctions measures against North Korea and will serve to increase pressure on North Korea," Earnest told reporters.


    Washington has given no indication that it will pursue similar sanctions against India.


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    Has Sputnik officially gone mad and/or has India -Russia relationship hit its nadir that Sputnik has used such language against India . Equating India's SRBM test with north Korea's SLV when they just tested a nuclear device and indirectly asks why didn't Washington not lambast India for such a test by equating India with North Korea .
    So Sputnik has hyphenated India with North Korea , so it has come to that level and wants US to sanction India for what a SRBM test.:shock::shock::shock::shock:
     
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    Sputnik and RT same like some under rated Pakistani media. that's why no one ready to read those Putin's propaganda machines ..

    Anyway we have some one who loves Sputnik and says which more reliable to him ..Your views gentleman @pmaitra @Razor
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    haha...
    Sajeev, over the last few months or so, I have myself showed here on this forum, a few articles from RT, sputnik which were indicative of the realignment of russia towards chn-pak axis.
    So sputnik being russian govt funded follows suit.
    Don't think want i said about russia earlier, can be compared to you craziness about zionism/israel.
     

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