The Dongfeng-26 has been commissioned into the PLA Rocket Force, China's Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said at a media briefing here.
The missile was completely developed by the Chinese and will serve for nuclear strikes in short notice and conventional precision strikes against targets on land and large- and medium-sized warships, Mr Wu said.
"China has not changed its defensive nuclear strategy nor the policy of no-first-use of nuclear weapons," he said.
China has a range of missiles which can be fired at short notice.
The Dongfeng-21D land-based anti-ship ballistic missile described as a "carrier killer" and the Dongfeng-16G conventional missile designed for precision strikes against key enemy targets can be fired at short notice.
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