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The launch of a conventionally configured ground-based cruise missile on San Nicolas Island off the coast of California on Sunday.(AP)

US conducts first missile test after exiting cold war era INF treaty

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2019 11:28 PM IST
The Pentagon said Monday the U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month
People gather for the funerals of five Russian nuclear engineers killed by a rocket explosion in Sarov, the closed city, located 370 kilometers east of Moscow, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Thousands of people have attended the burial of five Russian nuclear engineers killed by an explosion during tests of a new rocket. The engineers, who died on Thursday, were laid to rest Monday in the city of Sarov that hosts Russia’s main nuclear weapons research center.(Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM via AP)
People gather for the funerals of five Russian nuclear engineers killed by a rocket explosion in Sarov, the closed city, located 370 kilometers east of Moscow, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Thousands of people have attended the burial of five Russian nuclear engineers killed by an explosion during tests of a new rocket. The engineers, who died on Thursday, were laid to rest Monday in the city of Sarov that hosts Russia’s main nuclear weapons research center.(Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM via AP)

Russia says radiation levels reached 16 times normal in blast

Bloomberg | By Jake Rudnitsky
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 02:42 PM IST
The blast killed five atomic scientists during test of a missile engine that used “isotope power sources” on an offshore platform in Arkhangelsk region, close to Arctic Circle, state nuclear monopoly Rosatom said over the weekend.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cross over a military demarcation line at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea.(Reuters Photo)
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cross over a military demarcation line at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea.(Reuters Photo)

Trump says received ‘positive letter’ from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Lalit K Jha
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 05:18 PM IST
US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un, have met three times since last summer to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
S Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters Tuesday while en route to Tokyo that the allies were “still abiding” by the adjustments made after Trump and Kim’s historic first meeting in Singapore last year.(AFP)
S Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters Tuesday while en route to Tokyo that the allies were “still abiding” by the adjustments made after Trump and Kim’s historic first meeting in Singapore last year.(AFP)

Kim Jong Un says North Korean missile test sends warning to US

Bloomberg | By Jihye Lee, Isabel Reynolds
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 10:55 AM IST
North Korea has taken escalating steps in recent weeks to show its frustration with the U.S.’s refusal to meet its demands in nuclear talks.
US President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not ‘disappoint’ him as he has ‘too much to lose’.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not ‘disappoint’ him as he has ‘too much to lose’.(REUTERS)

Dismissing missile tests, Trump says Kim won’t want to ‘disappoint me’

Seoul | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2019 09:08 AM IST
Underlining his intense personal support for the North Korean leader, Trump fired off three tweets brushing aside the short-range missile launches.
North Korea fired multiple unidentified projectiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.(Bloomberg Photo)
North Korea fired multiple unidentified projectiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.(Bloomberg Photo)

North Korea fires multiple projectiles, says South Korean military

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 12:03 PM IST
The latest launches were from the Hodo peninsula on North Korea’s east coast, the same area from where last week’s were conducted, the JCS said in a statement. It said it was monitoring the situation in case of additional launches and maintaining a readiness posture.
Leader Kim Jong Un had supervised the test of a new tactical guided weapon that was meant as a “solemn warning” about rival South Korea’s weapons development and plans to hold military exercises with the United States.(AP Photo)
Leader Kim Jong Un had supervised the test of a new tactical guided weapon that was meant as a “solemn warning” about rival South Korea’s weapons development and plans to hold military exercises with the United States.(AP Photo)

North Korea says missile test was ‘solemn warning’ to South Korea

Seoul | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 11:27 AM IST
South Korea’s military said that the flight data of the weapon launched Thursday showed similarities to the Russian-made Iskander, a short-range, nuclear-capable missile. A North Korean version could likely reach all of South Korea — and the 28,500 U.S. forces stationed there — and would be extremely hard to intercept.
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)

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

Beijing | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2019 03:19 PM IST
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.
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)

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

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 08:11 AM IST
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.
US state department spokesperson Robert Palladino did not echo or endorse the NASA official and repeated the state department’s first response to the testing.(ANI)
US state department spokesperson Robert Palladino did not echo or endorse the NASA official and repeated the state department’s first response to the testing.(ANI)

US state department refuses to echo NASA’s criticism of ASAT test

New York | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 08:52 PM IST
NASA had termed it a “terrible, terrible thing” to create an event that sends debris into an apogee that goes above the International Space Station.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Wednesday announced that India successfully test-fired an anti-satellite missile by shooting down a live satellite.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Wednesday announced that India successfully test-fired an anti-satellite missile by shooting down a live satellite.(PTI)

‘Terrible thing, India’s ASAT satellite test created 400 pieces of debris’: NASA

Washington | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 05:28 PM IST
As a result of the Indian test, the risk of collision with the ISS has increased by 44 percent over 10 days, Bridenstine said.
Pakistani PM Imran Khan(AP file photo)
Pakistani PM Imran Khan(AP file photo)

‘Tilting against windmills’: Pakistan responds to India’s Mission Shakti

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 06:39 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier announced that India successfully test-fired an anti-satellite missile by shooting down a live satellite.
China conducted such a test in January 2007 when its anti-satellite missile destroyed a defunct weather satellite.(HT)
China conducted such a test in January 2007 when its anti-satellite missile destroyed a defunct weather satellite.(HT)

‘Hope nations will uphold peace’: China reacts to Mission Shakti space missile test

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 05:27 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that India successfully test-fired an anti-satellite missile by shooting down a live satellite, describing it as a rare achievement that puts the country in an exclusive club of space super powers.
Under Mission Shakti, India has shot down a low orbit satellite, PM Modi announced today(AFP (File photo))
Under Mission Shakti, India has shot down a low orbit satellite, PM Modi announced today(AFP (File photo))

‘To defend interests in outer space’: Government’s 10-Point FAQ on Mission Shakti

UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 04:53 PM IST
Mission Shakti: The significance of the test is that India has tested and successfully demonstrated its capability to interdict and intercept a satellite in outer space based on complete indigenous technology.
This was the sixth trial of the state-of-the-art Agni-5. The missile covered its full distance during the trial which was a total success.(Reuters file photo)
This was the sixth trial of the state-of-the-art Agni-5. The missile covered its full distance during the trial which was a total success.(Reuters file photo)

Nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-5 successfully test-fired from Odisha

Press Trust of India, Balasore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 11:50 AM IST
The surface-to-surface missile was launched with the help of a mobile launcher from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range at Dr Abdul Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal, Odisha, at 9:48 am.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un heads a party meeting in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang, April 9, 2018(Reuters)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un heads a party meeting in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang, April 9, 2018(Reuters)

Kim Jong-un’s peace offensive puts US and South Korea on the defensive

By Swaran Singh
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 11:52 PM IST
Hectic footwork in the Korean peninsula has already ignited enormous enthusiasm and anxieties about the two summits
A South Korean army soldier passes by a file footage of North Korea's missile during a news programme at the Seoul Railway Station on April 21, 2018.(AP)
A South Korean army soldier passes by a file footage of North Korea's missile during a news programme at the Seoul Railway Station on April 21, 2018.(AP)

Ahead of Trump meeting, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says no more nuclear, missile tests

Agence France-Presse, Seoul | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 07:38 PM IST
The mission of the northern nuclear test ground has thus come to an end, Kim Jong Un has told a gathering of the central committee of the Workers’ Party.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) meets South Korean national security director Chung Eui-yong in Pyongyang, North Korea.(AP file photo)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) meets South Korean national security director Chung Eui-yong in Pyongyang, North Korea.(AP file photo)

Over wine and soju, Kim Jong Un joked about himself, say South Korea officials

Reuters, Seoul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2018 08:19 AM IST
The North Korean leader, repeatedly derided as ‘Little Rocket Man’ by Trump, was very aware of his image and reacted to comments made about him in a relaxed manner by joking about himself from time to time, the official said.
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