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Missile test furthers India's push for Indian Ocean supremacy

New Delhi draws line at Strait of Malacca as China tests the waters

India's Brahmos supersonic cruise missiles, mounted on a truck, pass by during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 23, 2006.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- India's recent test of a supersonic cruise missile is a strategic game-changer in the Indian Ocean, giving New Delhi the ability to hit targets as far away as the Strait of Malacca.

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