US expresses concern over India’s ballistic missile launch

Expressing concern over India’s recent  launch, the has said such actions could potentially “increase” the risk to and have an impact on regional security.

“We’re concerned by any nuclear and missile developments that could potentially increase the risk to nuclear security risk or lower the threshold for nuclear use,” the State Department Spokesman, Mark Toner, said.

“So we continue to urge all states with nuclear weapons to exercise restraint regarding their missile and nuclear capabilities,” Toner said when asked about recent ballistic missile test by India.

He said the State Department official had shared its concerns with New Delhi.

India successfully launched an indigenously-developed, nuclear capable K-4 ballistic missile from a submerged platform in the Bay of Bengal recently.

-More at BusinessStandard



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