Topic: Shaheen missiles
In a statement Friday, the media wing of the Pakistani army, the ISPR, said that the test was aimed at re-validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system.
The Pakistani military test-fired Shaheen-I missile, which has a range of 650 kms, amid tensions between India and Pakistan over the scrapping of J&K's special status.
The new facility can store 30-60 Shaheen-III missiles, will bring entire India, even Israel into target range.
Whether it's Karnataka-Maharahstra or Assam-Meghalaya, Modi govt's reluctance to get dragged into border disputes is self-defeating.
The rupee was down 0.5% to the dollar and has been an underperformer among Asian peers. The offshore Chinese yuan was up 0.9%, leading Asian currencies higher.
The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.