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  • Advanced version of BrahMos missile testfired July 8, 2014

    Balasore (Odisha): India testfired an advanced version of the 290km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Odisha coast on Tuesday. The missile was testfired from a mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range(ITR) at Chandipur at about 10.40 AM, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said. The missile is capable of carrying...
  • South Korea sees North Korea's missile launch as provocative February 28, 2014

    South Korea's defence ministry on Friday said a missile launch by North Korea on Thursday can be seen as "intended provocation". "What North Korea fired off Thursday was seen as missiles of Scud type given the trajectory and speed of the missiles," Kim Min-seok, South Korea's defence ministry spokesman said in...
  • India successfully tests BrahMos supersonic cruise missile May 22, 2013

    Panaji: India on Wednesday successfully test fired the 290km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Navy's latest guided missile frigate INS Tarkash off the coast of Goa. The missile performed the highlevel 'C' manoeuvre in the predetermined flight path and successfully hit the target. The missile was launched from the...
  • North Korea fires sixth missile in three days May 20, 2013

    Seoul: North Korea fired two shortrange missiles on Monday, making six launches in three days, and it condemned South Korea for criticising what it said were its legitimate military drills. South Korea's Defense Ministry said North Korea had fired one missile on Monday morning and a second one in the...
  • Iran testfires new landtosea ballsitic missile in Gulf April 16, 2013

    Dubai: Iran testfired a new landtosea ballistic missile in the Gulf, a senior official said on Tuesday, days before an annual ceremony meant to showcase its military muscle at a time of rising tension with the West over its nuclear activity. Israel has publicly warned of possible air strikes on...
  • US deploys warship closer to North Korean coast April 2, 2013

    Washington: Amidst escalating tension in the Korean peninsula, the US Navy is moving a warship and a seabased radar platform closer to the North Korean coast as a shield against any missile attack by North Korea and in order to monitor Pyongyang's military moves. "The US Navy is moving a warship...
  • South Korea: President Park talks tough after poll win December 20, 2012

    Seoul: South Korea's Presidentelect, Park Geunhye, used her first major speech on Thursday to warn of the risks posed by a hostile North Korea and also fired a political shot across the bows of Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Speaking after a visit to the country's national cemetery, which...
  • Analysts say North Korea's new missiles are fakes April 27, 2012

    Tokyo: Analysts say a half dozen ominous new North Korean missiles showcased at a lavish military parade were clumsy fakes. Their conclusions cast more doubt on the country's claims of military prowess after its recent rocket launch failure. The weapons displayed on April 15 appear to be a mishmash of...
  • North Korea suffers blow as rocket launch fails April 13, 2012

    Seoul: North Korea's much hyped longrange rocket apparently crashed into the sea a few minutes after launch on Friday, South Korean and other officials said, dealing a blow to the prestige of the reclusive and impoverished state. Pyongyang had defied international pressure from the United States and others to push ahead...
  • South Korea stages live fire drill near border December 23, 2010

    Seoul: South Korea held largescale ground and air live fire drills on Thursday close to the border with the North, a media report said. The maneuvers at a firing range in Pocheon, around 30 km from the frontier, involved over 100 types of weapons, officials were quoted as saying by...
  • North Korea responds to UN with nuclear threats June 14, 2009

    Seoul: North Korea said it would start a uranium enrichment program and weaponise all its plutonium in response to fresh UN sanctions, which the United States said it would work vigorously to enforce. Pyongyang also threatened military action if Washington and its allies tried to isolate it. The UN Security Council approved...
  • Jailed journos' families ask N Korea for pardon June 9, 2009

    Seoul: The families of two American journalists sentenced to 12 years in a North Korean labour prison urged its hardline government to grant them clemency, amid hopes the US government would send an envoy to negotiate their release. The sentencing of Laura Ling and Euna Lee on Monday is a new...
  • US journos get 12 yrs in N Korean labour camp June 8, 2009

    Seoul: Two US journalists were sentenced on Monday to 12 years in a North Korean labour camp after being found guilty of a "grave crime" and illegal entry into the country, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported. The Central Court in Pyongyang, North Korea's highest court, passed the sentence...
  • US considers putting N Korea back on terrorist list June 8, 2009

    Washington: The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorist blacklist in light of the communist country's recent nuclear tests and missile launches, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an interview broadcast on Sunday. Clinton told US broadcaster ABC that Pyongyang's latest actions were "very provocative...
  • North Korea divides UNSC | Pics: Rocket shocker April 6, 2009

    An emergency session of the United Nations Security Council ended without action on Sunday after Japan and the US demanded a resolution in response to North Korea's launching of a highaltitude rocket. ...
  • UNSC meet inconlusive, no action against N Korea April 6, 2009

    New York: An emergency session of the United Nations Security Council ended without action on Sunday after Japan and the US demanded a resolution in response to North Korea's launching of a highaltitude rocket. The 15country Security Council held a closed session to discuss the action, which Pyongyang claimed was a...
  • Japan and US concerned over N Korea missile launch April 6, 2009

    New Delhi: North Korea's first communications satellite is in earth's orbit and according to state controlled media it is broadcasting the revolutionary songs of President Kim JongIl and his father Kim IlSung. The satellite dubbed Kwangmyongsong 2 was launched into space on board the three stage Unha rocket. Analysts say, it...
  • UNSC to meet in emergency session on N Korea April 5, 2009

    United Nations: The United Nations Security Council approved an emergency session on Sunday to deal with North Korea's rocket launch. Mexico's mission to the United Nations set the meeting for 15:00 hrs EDT (1900 GMT), spokesman Marco Morales said. Mexico holds the 15nation council's presidency this month. That approval came after Japan...
  • World reacts to North Korea rocket launch April 5, 2009

    New Delhi: North Korea has sent up a rocket it says is carrying a satellite, despite international appeals not to go ahead with the launch. Its neighbours and Western powers have responded with strongly worded statements. SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESMAN LEE DONGKWAN The government cannot but express disappointment and regret over North...
  • N Korea defends 'right' to explore outer space April 5, 2009

    Washington: North Korea on Thursday defended its right to explore outer space after reports that a rocket, believed by the US to be a longrange missile, had been positioned on its launch pad. The country recently informed a pair of United Nations agencies that it plans to launch a satellite. The...
  • N Korea launches rocket defying world pressure | Pics April 5, 2009

    Seoul (South Korea): North Korea defiantly carried out a provocative rocket launch on Sunday that the US, Japan and other nations suspect was a cover for a test of its longrange missile technology. Liftoff took place at 11:30 am (0230 hrs GMT) on Sunday from the coastal Musudanri launch pad in...
  • Despite US warnings, N Korea set to launch missile April 4, 2009

    New Delhi: The sleepy town of Akita in Japan is getting ready for its worst nightmare, a North Korean missile falling on their land. Pyongyang is all set to launch a rocket anytime between Saturday and Wednesday. The worry is not the rocket, but what sits on top of it....
  • Indian military to get hawk eye in sky June 10, 2007

    New Delhi: India will launch its first dedicated military satellite in August to give the country the capability to monitor missile launches in its neighbourhood. The dedicated military reconnaissance satellite, CARTOSAT 2A, will be launched on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket by the Indian Space Research Organisation in the first...