Sunday, November 19, 2006

Balancing Act

The Prithvi normally takes 300 seconds to reach its target (Photo - AP)

...three days after a missile was tested by Pakistan, India successfully tested a short-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

The two sides met in the Indian capital, Delhi, last week for peace talks, the first between the South Asian neighbours since July's train bombings in Mumbai (Bombay). The two powers stepped back from the brink of war in 2001. India had blamed Pakistan for involvement in an armed attack on the federal parliament in Delhi in 2001.

Unlike the Cuba Missile Crisis of 1962, at least now we can breathe a sigh of relief. Because, you know, India and Pakistan are way, way over there...out of range with their nukes.


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