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DRDO surface-to-air missile shoots down aerial target in latest test

This was the second test of the QRSAM system in five days. The QRSAM test on November 13 achieved a direct hit while the second one on Tuesday proved the performance parameters of the warhead.
The Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) during a test at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the Odisha coast.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
The Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) during a test at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the Odisha coast.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 08:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Navy tests anti-ship missile from corvette

INS Prabal is deployed in the Arabian Sea along with a raft of warships, including aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, and other assets of the navy.
The navy did not reveal when the missile firing took place but officials said the images were from earlier this week.(Video grab)
The navy did not reveal when the missile firing took place but officials said the images were from earlier this week.(Video grab)
Published on Oct 24, 2020 04:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

North Korea unveils new intercontinental ballistic missile at military parade

While attendees at other celebratory events were shown wearing masks, no one at the parade appeared to be wearing them.
The parade featured North Korea’s ballistic missiles for the first time since Kim began meeting with international leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump, in 2018.(via REUTERS)
The parade featured North Korea’s ballistic missiles for the first time since Kim began meeting with international leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump, in 2018.(via REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 07:14 PM IST
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Seoul | ByReuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

4 missile tests, 1 deployed near LAC in 40 days as India shows intent

HT learns that a limited number of Nirbhay missiles have already been deployed in response to the Chinese build-up in Tibet and Xinjiang.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the group photo session during the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, southeastern China's Fujian Province, China September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool(REUTERS)
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the group photo session during the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, southeastern China's Fujian Province, China September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 02:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

BrahMos supersonic missile with longer range successfully test fired

The missile can hit targets at a range of more than 400 km and is fitted with new indigenous booster and airframe.
The extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile that was test-fired off the coast of Balasore on Wednesday.(ANI)
The extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile that was test-fired off the coast of Balasore on Wednesday.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 12:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Fired 13 missiles at US bases, but were ready to launch hundreds, says Iran

European Council president Charles Michel spoke with President Hassan Rouhani ahead of a meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers on Friday to assess the rising tensions between the US and Iran.
An explosion is seen following missiles landing at what is believed to be Ain al-Asad Air Base in Iraq, in this still image taken from a video shot on January 8, 2020.(REUTERS)
An explosion is seen following missiles landing at what is believed to be Ain al-Asad Air Base in Iraq, in this still image taken from a video shot on January 8, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 09, 2020 09:05 PM IST
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Tehran | ByAssociated Press

Pentagon tests long-banned ballistic missile over Pacific

The prototype missile was configured to be armed with a non-nuclear warhead. The Pentagon declined to disclose specifics beyond saying the missile was launched from a “static launch stand” at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and landed in the open ocean.
The Pentagon on Thursday flight-tested a missile that had been banned under a treaty(pentagon/twitter)
The Pentagon on Thursday flight-tested a missile that had been banned under a treaty(pentagon/twitter)
Published on Dec 13, 2019 07:03 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press

Indigenously developed nuke powered Prithvi-2 missile successfully test-fired from Odisha coast

Two Prithvi-2 missiles were test fired consecutively and both tests met all parameters, the official said from the Interim Test Range at Chandipur.
The night time testfire of Prithvi-2 was conducted successfully. (Representative image)(REUTERS Photo)
The night time testfire of Prithvi-2 was conducted successfully. (Representative image)(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2019 09:17 PM IST
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Balasore (Odisha) | ByPress Trust of India

North Korea says it successfully tested new submarine-launched ballistic missile

South Korea expressed strong concern and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launch, saying it was a violation of UN Security Council resolutions
What appears to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) flies in an undisclosed location.(Photo: KCNA via Reuters)
What appears to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) flies in an undisclosed location.(Photo: KCNA via Reuters)
Updated on Oct 03, 2019 01:30 PM IST
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Seoul | ByReuters

Fighter jets zoom in skies, missiles on China roads in prep for National Day

Some advanced weapons will make their debut in the military parade, the scale of which is scheduled to be greater than the ones commemorating the 50th and 60th founding anniversary of the PRC, as well as the V-Day military parade in 2015, Cai Zhijun, deputy head of the office of the leading group for the military parade, said earlier.
New weaponry are set to be unveiled at the October 1 military parade in China(HT Photo)
New weaponry are set to be unveiled at the October 1 military parade in China(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 09:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

Ahead of mega parade on Oct 1, missiles, tanks appear on Beijing roads

The list of new weaponry to be displayed is long and covers the sea, land, and air, as per state media reports.
A military vehicle travels along a road as streets in Central Beijing were closed for a rehearsal of the military parade on October 1 to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
A military vehicle travels along a road as streets in Central Beijing were closed for a rehearsal of the military parade on October 1 to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 03:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

Russia says no plans to install new missiles unless US deploys them

The United States formally left the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia earlier this month after accusing Moscow of violating the treaty and deploying one banned type of missile, allegations the Kremlin denies.
Russia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia, Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday.(AP Photo)
Russia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia, Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 09:17 PM IST
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Moscow | ByReuters

North Korean refuses talks with South, tests missiles

Pyongyang has routinely expressed anger at the war games, which it considers rehearsals for invasion, but in the past has avoided carrying out tests while the manoeuvres are taking place.
Replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile and South Korea's Nike missile displayed at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul.(AFP image)
Replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile and South Korea's Nike missile displayed at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul.(AFP image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 06:20 AM IST
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Seoul | ByAgence France-Presse

‘We’ll develop new nuclear missiles if you do’: Putin warns Trump

The pact banned land-based missiles with a range of between 310 and 3,400 miles (500-5,500 km), reducing the ability of both countries to launch a nuclear strike on short notice.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the Donald Trump that Russia will develop new nuclear missiles if US starts doing so.(Reuters Photo)
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the Donald Trump that Russia will develop new nuclear missiles if US starts doing so.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 07:52 PM IST
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Moscow | ByReuters

US wants to quickly deploy new missiles in Asia: Esper

The new Pentagon chief said the US was now free to deploy the weapons following its withdrawal Friday from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia.
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper.(AFP Photo)
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper.(AFP Photo)
Published on Aug 03, 2019 05:19 PM IST
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Sydney | ByAgence France-Presse

US to test new missile as arms treaty with Russia ends

The end of the treaty comes amid rising doubts about whether the two countries will extend an agreement on long-range nuclear weapons scheduled to expire in 2021.
President Donald Trump said he has been discussing a new agreement to reduce nuclear weapons with China and Russia.(Reuters Photo)
President Donald Trump said he has been discussing a new agreement to reduce nuclear weapons with China and Russia.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 10:25 AM IST
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US set to test missiles as arms control treaty dies

The Pentagon will start testing a ground-based version of the navy’s Tomahawk cruise missiles later this month, and a ballistic missile is being developed for the army.
The New York Times reported that the new generation of these missiles will be deployed to counter China.(HT Photo)
The New York Times reported that the new generation of these missiles will be deployed to counter China.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 12:12 AM IST
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WASHINGTON | ByYashwant Raj

North Korea fires new type of short-range ballistic missiles

The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles were fired from near the eastern coastal town of Wonsan and flew about 430 kilometers (270 miles) and 690 kilometers (430 miles) respectively before landing off the country’s east coast.
North Korea fired a new type of short-range ballistic missile in two launches into the sea on Thursday.(AP Photo)
North Korea fired a new type of short-range ballistic missile in two launches into the sea on Thursday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 07:18 PM IST
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Seoul | ByAssociated Press

Turkey gets its Russian missiles. Here’s how the US may react

The Pentagon has long promised to cut off Turkey from buying -- and helping to build -- Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 fighter jets. But that’s not all.
A handout photograph taken and released on July 12, 2019, by the Turkish Defence Ministry shows a Russian military cargo plane carrying S-400 missile defence system from Russia to the Murted military airbase (also known as Akincilar millitary airbase), in Ankara.(AFP)
A handout photograph taken and released on July 12, 2019, by the Turkish Defence Ministry shows a Russian military cargo plane carrying S-400 missile defence system from Russia to the Murted military airbase (also known as Akincilar millitary airbase), in Ankara.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 02:53 PM IST
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China tests latest submarine-launched ballistic missile: Report

The scheduled test was normal, China’s Ministry of National Defence said on Thursday, when asked about the alleged test launch of a JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on June 2
China’s defence Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said it is normal for China to conduct scientific research and tests according to plan.(Reuters FILE)
China’s defence Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said it is normal for China to conduct scientific research and tests according to plan.(Reuters FILE)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 01:59 PM IST
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Beijing | ByPress Trust of India

‘Do you believe in UFOs?’: China hints at test of new missile

The People’s Liberation Army typically does not announce new missile tests, but occasionally drops hints about what it is up to, amid a massive modernisation push championed by President Xi Jinping to ramp up combat capabilities.
On Sunday, footage circulated on China’s Weibo microblogging service of an object travelling up into the sky, leaving a white trail behind it, over the Bohai Sea, partly closed at the time for military drills.(Reuters FILE/ Representative Image)
On Sunday, footage circulated on China’s Weibo microblogging service of an object travelling up into the sky, leaving a white trail behind it, over the Bohai Sea, partly closed at the time for military drills.(Reuters FILE/ Representative Image)
Published on Jun 04, 2019 03:19 PM IST
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Beijing | ByReuters

US fighter jets and missiles are in China’s rare-earth firing line

China accounts for as much as 95% of global output and the US relies on the Asian nation for 80% of its rare-earths requirement.
China’s grip on the global market for rare-earth metals gives it the ability to target American weaponry in its trade war with the US.(HT File Photo)
China’s grip on the global market for rare-earth metals gives it the ability to target American weaponry in its trade war with the US.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 30, 2019 12:23 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByPratish Narayanan and Joe Deaux

‘Can sink U.S warships using two new secret missiles’:Iranian military

The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country’s Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month’s tanker attacks.
The U.S. actions were the latest by the Trump administration as it highlights what it sees as a threat of potential attack by Iran, and follows decisions to speed the deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group as well as send bombers and additional Patriot missiles to the Middle East.(AP)
The U.S. actions were the latest by the Trump administration as it highlights what it sees as a threat of potential attack by Iran, and follows decisions to speed the deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group as well as send bombers and additional Patriot missiles to the Middle East.(AP)
Published on May 25, 2019 02:34 PM IST
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Reuters | ByReuters

‘North Korea’s missile tests not breach of trust’: Donald Trump

Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles Thursday following an earlier drill on Saturday. The North had not launched any since November 2017, shortly before leader Kim Jong Un embarked on diplomatic overtures.
Trump, who has said that he and Kim have a good relationship, added that he might eventually lose faith in the North Korean leader.(REUTERS)
Trump, who has said that he and Kim have a good relationship, added that he might eventually lose faith in the North Korean leader.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 11, 2019 08:11 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

‘Missiles like these will start the war’: North Korea tests showcase growing capability

Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the first flight of a previously untested weapon which experts believe will be easier to hide, launch, and manoeuvre in flight.
Photos released by state media on Friday showed Thursday’s test involved the same weapon.(AFP)
Photos released by state media on Friday showed Thursday’s test involved the same weapon.(AFP)
Published on May 10, 2019 03:24 PM IST
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Seoul | ByReuters

North Korea fires short-range missile

The joint chiefs of staff said Korea and U.S. authorities are analysing details of the missile, which was fired at around 9 a.m., Yonhap said.
North Korea fires short-range missile (Representative Image)(ANI)
North Korea fires short-range missile (Representative Image)(ANI)
Updated on May 04, 2019 12:39 PM IST
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Seoul | ByReuters

What is Mission Shakti? All you need to know about anti-satellite weapon

India has successfully test fires an anti-satellite missile becoming only the fourth country to acquire this capability.
Picture for representation: India successfully shot down a live satellite target in the low earth orbit (LEO) on Wednesday.(Reuters)
Picture for representation: India successfully shot down a live satellite target in the low earth orbit (LEO) on Wednesday.(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 27, 2019 04:54 PM IST
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US planning to test long-banned missiles

The US military plans to test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of about 600 miles in August and a midrange ballistic missile with a range of about 1,800 to 2,500 miles in November.
The US military is readying to test missiles banned by a Cold War-era arms control pact with Moscow that is set to end formally this year after President Donald Trump withdrew from it over Russian violations.(AFP)
The US military is readying to test missiles banned by a Cold War-era arms control pact with Moscow that is set to end formally this year after President Donald Trump withdrew from it over Russian violations.(AFP)
Published on Mar 14, 2019 03:03 PM IST
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Washington | ByIndo Asian News Service

North Korea may end up creating a global disaster

If testing of missiles and nuclear weapons resumes, the tensions between the US and North Korea could rise significantly
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump walking together at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi, February 2019.(AFP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump walking together at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi, February 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 09:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Iran says will continue working on missiles, but not increase range

Iran has no intention to increase the range of its missiles, but will continue working on its satellite technology to improve accuracy, the secretary of Iran’s national security council said on Tuesday.
Iran’s minister of defence said on Tuesday that the nation’s missile capabilities were non-negotiable.(Bloomberg)
Iran’s minister of defence said on Tuesday that the nation’s missile capabilities were non-negotiable.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jan 29, 2019 03:21 PM IST
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London | ByReuters
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