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China's ambitious new long-range ballistic missile with a range of 2,700 km, dubbed the 'carrier-killer', is undergoing tests, a top military official has said.
Chen Bingde, chief of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) General Staff acknowledged that China is developing the Dongfeng-21D with an ability to strike moving targets - including aircraft carriers - at sea.
"The missile is still undergoing experimental testing and will be used as a weapon for defence when it is successfully developed, not an offensive one," Chen was quoted as saying during his rare interaction with media, coinciding after talks with Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff here yesterday.
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