China’s newly-formed Rocket Force has conducted an exercise with advanced Dongfeng (DF)-16 medium-range ballistic missile that has a range of over 1,000 km. The Rocket Force is a special contingent to handle range of missiles in its military’s arsenal.
Targets in range of missile
The missile could target a number of countries in the neighbourhood, including India.
First displayed at a military parade in Beijing in 2015, the missile is believed to have a range of 1,000 km, putting it within striking distance of Okinawa, home to several U.S. military installations in Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines.