China Tests New Ballistic Missile

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China’s newly-formed Rocket Force has conducted an exercise with Advanced Dongfeng-16 medium-range ballistic missile, that has a range of over 1,000 km and could target a number countries in the neighbourhood, including India.

First displayed at a military parade in Beijing in 2015, the missile is believed to have a range of 1,000 km, putting it within striking distance of Okinawa, home to several U.S. military installations in Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines.

The Rocket Force is a special contingent to handle range of missiles in its military’s arsenal.

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