India tests interceptor missile

If successful, the short-range Prithvi missiles will provide an air-shield to Indian cities.

    The missile tests came after a recent round of peace talks between India and Pakistan

    The competing missile tests came after the countries concluded a crucial round of peace talks in New Delhi aimed at resolving their differences.

    Both countries routinely test-fire missiles and usually inform each other of the tests ahead of time .

    The Prithvi II has a range of 250km and can be fitted with a nuclear or conventional payload of up to 500kg.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.