China and India Leading Asian Missile Buildup – Donald Greenlees

When the two countries with the largest populations in the world shake hands, what will the global impact be? From The International Herald Tribune:

Two decades after developed nations agreed to halt the proliferation of strategic missile technology, China and India are leading the most significant modernization of nuclear-capable ballistic missile and cruise missile forces in Asia since the Cold War, according to arms control analysts.

The growth in the sophistication and number of strategic missiles across the region in recent years, the analysts say, is underscoring the impotence of global missile nonproliferation initiatives and heightening the risk of missile and nuclear force competition between major powers. [Full Text]

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