SpiceJet starts flights from Delhi to Guangzhou

SpiceJet has become the only private Indian airline to offer flights to China. The low cost carrier will launch four weekly flights from New Delhi to Guangzhou.

Guangzhou will be the second major city in the southern China to have connectivity with India after Shanghai.

Currently, Shanghai is the only major southern mainland city that is connected directly to India, through Air India and Air China flights.

Both India and China feel that the lack of adequate direct air connectivity b/w them  has been an impediment to fostering closer commercial engagement, even as trade has seen rapid growth this past decade. China became India’s biggest trade partner in 2011, with trade reaching $73 billion. Bilateral trade fell to $66 billion last year on account of the downturn.

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India successfully test fires K-5 ballistic missile from underwater

India has advanced towards completing its nuclear triad capability by successfully test firing a nuclear-capable medium range K-5 ballistic missile from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal.

Once complete, the nuclear triad will render India the ability to fire nuclear-loaded missiles from land, air and sea. It is the first underwater missile to have been fully developed by India and can be launched from a submarine.

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