外文标题：China confirms test of supersonic nuclear delivery vehicle
BEIJING: Chinese defence ministry has confirmed the test of a supersonic nuclear delivery vehicle, a move described by the US as an "extreme manoeuvre" amid tension in the South China Sea.
The fourth successful test of hypersonic glide vehicle - which the US has dubbed the "Wu-14" - was carried out on Sunday. It was the People Liberation Army's fourth test of the weapon in 18 months.
"The scheduled scientific research and experiments in our territory is normal, and those tests are not targeted at any country and specific goals," Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post quoted the defence ministry as saying.
But military observers said the frequency of the tests showed Beijing was reinforcing its nuclear deterrent in response to Washington's continued interference in China's territorial disputes in the region, the Post reported.
US website the Washington Free Beacon, which first reported about the test, said the new strike vehicle is considered a high-technology strategic weapon capable of delivering nuclear or conventional warheads while travelling on the edge of space.
One of its key features is the ability to manoeuvre to avoid US missile defences, it said.
The Wu-14 was assessed as travelling up to 10 times the speed of sound, or around 7,680 miles per hour, it said.
Kartic () 1 min ago
It is time for the US to take some tips from our RSS/VHP and start boycotting goods from China.
Prasanta S (Unknown)
Chinese have a hidden intention to rule the world
Friends, it'Chinese it's fake. Nuke wont even cross their boundary.
sapan boss (USA)
Thanks to UPA and their supporters, India is lagging decades behind China. The filthy UPA used all their time to loot and destroy Indian infrastructure instead of developing it. Hopefully Modi puts India back on top.
China will get themselves destroyed by these weapons. Nature is a great leveller.
Suraj C Nair ()
Recently read in a report that China is close to 35 years ahead of India in almost all fields that decides a Nations Power, be it in Missile Technology or Public Sanitation. We have sacrificed much, much, at the altar of Democracy ....
Akshay Kamble (Unknown)
This also might be alarming news for India. As for now in Asia China is one of the biggest threat to India
China will start world war very soon.
Rajeev S (Jhumri Talaiyya)
US created a monster called China.
Amit Joshi (Bangalore)
Yawn...this is American technology stolen by China. If it were a concern, sanctions would be announced.