Missile Test

  • North Korea threatens 'merciless' strike against US-South Korea drill August 17, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea warned on Sunday of a "merciless" pre-emptive strike as it blasted upcoming joint US-South Korean military exercises as a rehearsal for nuclear war. South Korea and the United States on Monday start the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill aimed at testing combat readiness for a North Korean invasion. Although...
  • North Korea confirms latest missile test June 30, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea confirmed on Monday its second missile test in recent days, with leader Kim Jong-Un overseeing the drill just days before Chinese President Xi Jinping visits South Korea. The South Korean military said that the test on Sunday was of two short-range Scud missiles with a range of about...
  • North Korean UN envoy urges end to economic sanctions June 22, 2013

    United Nations: North Korea's envoy to the United Nations on Friday called on the United States to lift its economic sanctions against Pyongyang and urged UN members not to follow Security Council sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear and missile tests. "I urge the United States to stop economic sanctions against...
  • Odisha: Fire breaks out near missile trial centre at DRDO April 29, 2013

    Balasore: A fire broke out in Chandipur's ammunition depot in Odisha early Monday morning. The fire broke out at 4 am in the ammunition testing centre of the Proof and Experimental Establishment or PXE. "The fire triggered explosions as it erupted in the magazine store of the Proof and Experimental...
  • Goal of nuclear free North Korea tests US, China ties April 14, 2013

    Beijing: Bound by threats from North Korea, the US and China agreed on Saturday to rid the bellicose nation of nuclear weapons in a test of whether the world powers can shelve years of rivalry and discord, and unite in fostering global stability. Beyond this latest attempt to restrain North Korea,...
  • US stresses limits of North Korea's nuclear firepower April 13, 2013

    Washington: On the brink of an expected North Korean missile test, US officials focused on the limits of Pyongyang's nuclear firepower on Friday, trying to shift attention from the disclosure that the North Koreans might be able to launch a nuclear strike. They insisted that while the unpredictable government might...
  • North Korea nears 'dangerous line': US Defence Secretary April 11, 2013

    Washington: Asserting that the US is ready with all its contingency plans to defend itself and its allies from any misadventure from North Korea, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has warned that the isolated nation was "skating very close to a dangerous line." "North Korea has been, with its bellicose...
  • S Korea firmly convinced that N Korean missile test is eminent: Jim Clancy April 11, 2013

    South Korea said on Wednesday that there was a 'very high' probability that North Korea, after weeks of threats of war, would test-launch a medium-range missile, at any time, as a show of strength. CNN-IBN's Suhasini Haidar spoke to CNN's Senior Correspondent Jim Clancy about how likely a North Korean...
  • Japan deploys ballistic missiles amid North Korea threat April 9, 2013

    Tokyo: Amid rising tensions over speculations of North Korea conducting missile tests, Japan has rolled out its ballistic missile defence system on Monday. Aerial footage shot by Japanese public broadcaster NHK showed launchers equipped with Patriot surface-to-air missiles deployed at three bases on the Japanese mainland, one - on the...
  • South Korea expects North Korea to launch missile test this week April 8, 2013

    Seoul: South Korea expects the North to launch a missile this week. Seoul says it's on military readiness posture and has hit out at Pyongyang's scare tactics. Meanwhile, the US is trying to calm tensions by delaying its own missile test. ...
  • N Korea may be preparing to test missile: S Korea April 8, 2013

    Seoul: A top South Korean national security official said on Sunday that North Korea may be setting the stage for a missile test or another provocative act with its warning that it soon will be unable to guarantee diplomats' safety in Pyongyang. But he added that the North's clearest objective...
  • India plans missile test ranges in Andhra, Andamans February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will set up missile test ranges in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Andhra Pradesh and the process has been initiated to acquire land, the government said on Wednesday. Defence Minister AK Antony told the Rajya Sabha that the DRDO had proposed to...
  • AP: DRDO to set up Missile Test Range in Machilipatnam November 25, 2012

    Hyderabad: The Defence Research and Development Organisation is planning to set up a long range missile testing centre at coastal Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, a top official said in Hyderabad on Saturday. DRDO chief VK Saraswat said the organization has resolved issues with the Ministry of Petroleum as the area where...
  • Iran tests upgraded version of short-range missile August 4, 2012

    Tehran: Iran claims it has successfully test-fired an upgraded version of a short-range ballistic missile. Defence Minister General Ahmad Vahidi says the solid-fueled Fateh-110 has a range of 300 kilometers (185 miles). He claims it can pin-point targets at sea, making it the most accurate weapon of its kind in Iran's...
  • India successfully tests N-capable Agni-I missile July 13, 2012

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Friday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile, with a strike range of 700 km, as part of the Army's user trial from a test range at Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface, single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile...
  • Navy's plans to test fire missiles hit hurdle November 7, 2011

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy's plans to test fire missiles from Andaman and Nicobar Islands appear to have hit a hurdle with the Environment Ministry concerned over the impact of the exercise on an endangered bird species found only in the ecologically sensitive area. The Environment Ministry, which is examining a...
  • Agni-II tested successfully May 18, 2010

    India's nuclear deterrent moved another step forward with the launch of the Agni-II on Monday. The 2,000 km range missile will be able to hit targets in the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the South China Sea. ...
  • North Korea preparing for new missile tests: Report October 13, 2009

    Seoul: North Korea appears to be preparing to conduct new missile tests, a South Korean news agency reported on Tuesday. After five rocket tests on Monday on North Korea's east coast, there were signs that further short-range rockets could be fired from the country's west coast, the Yonhap agency reported,...
  • UN will inspect Iran's nuke site September 29, 2009

    Tehran: Iran said on Monday it will allow UN nuclear inspectors to examine its newly revealed, still unfinished uranium enrichment facility as world criticism mounted over the underground site that was developed secretly. The presence of a second uranium-enrichment site that could potentially produce material for a nuclear weapon has provided...
  • US, Iran to meet over missile tests this week September 29, 2009

    Washington: After Korea, Iran is now worrying the US, days after its secret nuclear facility was discovered, Iran test fired missiles over the weekend. US and Iran are scheduled to meet this week. Days after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad acknowledged a second uranium enrichment facility, more missile tests have taken place...
  • Iran tests short-range missiles: Report September 27, 2009

    Tehran: Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Sunday tested several new short-range missiles and launchers during its military manoeuvres, the Press TV reported. Military spokesman General Hossein Salami said the military manoeuvres called "Great Prophet IV" were aimed at "increasing the country's defensive capability in case of a long-lasting foreign invasion". He said assessing...
  • N Korea test new missile, warns UN council May 29, 2009

    Seoul: North Korea warned the UN Security Council on Friday that it would take "further self-defence measures" if the council imposed more sanctions on it for this week's nuclear test as media reports said, it fired another short-range missile. North Korea denounced the Security Council, which includes Pyongyang's traditional allies China...
  • Watch: N Korea fires another test missile May 27, 2009

    New Delhi: North Korea has fired another short-range missile, the South Korean Yonhap News Agency reported on Wednesday. The agency cited a government official who said that the missile had been fired into the Sea of Japan, the latest in a series of tests that began two days ago. CNN's...
  • N Korea fires new short-range missile: Report May 27, 2009

    North Korea has fired another short-range missile, the South Korean Yonhap News Agency reported on Wednesday. The agency cited a government official who said that the missile had been fired into the Sea of Japan, the latest in a series of tests that began two days ago. North Korea's actions have heightened...
  • North Korea preparing for more missile tests: Report May 26, 2009

    Seoul: Notwithstanding the worldwide criticism of its nuclear test, North Korea is believed to be preparing to test more ballistic missiles, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday. There were indications that North Korea was about to fire short-range missiles, believed to be anti-ship missiles, from its west coast, the...
  • N Korea rejects monitors, to resume bomb work April 15, 2009

    Vienna: North Korea on Wednesday ordered International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to leave the country and told the IAEA it would resume making bomb-grade plutonium, the UN nuclear watchdog said. Pyongyang acted after declaring it would leave six-party talks on completing nuclear disarmament in the country and reactivate a plant that...
  • India tests new Nuke missile, enabled to retaliate November 13, 2008

    New Delhi: India's nuclear arsenal got more teeth as it unveiled a new nuclear missile, Shaurya. This is a missile that will strengthen India's second-strike capability. This 600-km missile meant to be fired from underground silos will give India more options for retaliation, in case it is attacked by another force with...
  • Iran tests missiles in response to US, Israeli threats July 9, 2008

    Tehran: Iran test-fired nine long and medium-range missiles on Wednesday during war games that officials say are in response to United States and Israeli threats, state television reported. General Hossein Salami, the air force commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, was quoted as saying the exercise would "demonstrate our resolve and...
  • Pak test-fires nuclear-capable missile November 29, 2006

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday successfully test-fired a new version of its nuclear-capable missile, military and defense officials said. The medium range ballistic missile Hatf IV (Shaheen-I) has a range of 700 km, a Pakistan military statement said. The statement did not say where the test was conducted, but a defense official said...
  • N Korea nuke test relatively small October 9, 2006

    Sydney: North Korea's nuclear test on Monday might have been a "mini-nuke" explosion possibly as low as one kiloton, comparable to some small tests by India and Pakistan in 1998, scientists said on Monday. The US Geological Survey said it had detected a 4.2 magnitude quake in North Korea at...