India successfully tested an Agni-1 short range ballistic missile on July 13 . . . the Agni-1 reportedly has a range of 420 miles and can carry a variety of nuclear warheads . . . the test follows a test of the 5,000 mile-range Agni-5 in April which led to criticism from Beijing and medium and short range missile tests by India and Pakistan in May . . . this is a further effort by India to develop its missile program as a delivery system for nuclear weapons . . . the short range of this missile suggests it is intended for use against only one adversary – Pakistan, which responded to last April’s missile tests with its own and will probably do so again.
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