Responding to China's reaction to its test-firing of the Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, India on Tuesday said its strategic capabilities were not targeted against any particular country. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup says,"India's strategic capabilities are not targeted against any particular country. India abides by all the applicable international obligations and hopes that all other do the same. India's strategic autonomy and growing engagement contributes to strategic stability."
As Beijing maintained that the two nations are "not rivals for competition but partners for cooperation," it took exception to media reports that the successful test of Agni-V was meant to target China.
On Monday India had successfully test fired Agni-V, the country's most lethal nuclear capable inter continental ballistic missile with a range of over 5,000 km that covers entire China which may also pave the way for user trial of the weapons system and its eventual induction into the Strategic Forces Command (SFC).