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  • North Korea launches were test of new railway-borne missile system Sep 16, 2021 07:56 AM IST

    North Korea launches were test of new railway-borne missile system

    The missiles flew 800 km (497 miles) before striking a target in the sea off North Korea’s east coast, KCNA said.

  • North accuses US of hostility for South Korean missile decision May 31, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    North accuses US of hostility for South Korean missile decision

    It’s North Korea’s first response to the May 21 summit between the leaders of the United States and South Korea, during which the U.S. ended decades-long restrictions that capped South Korea’s missile development and allowed its ally to develop weapons with unlimited ranges.

  • Explained: North Korean missiles getting more agile, evasive Mar 27, 2021 12:39 PM IST

    Explained: North Korean missiles getting more agile, evasive

    The two short-range missiles the North fired into the sea this week were its first meaningful provocation since the inauguration of President Joe Biden, who on Thursday delivered a restrained response to the launches, saying “there will be responses if they choose to escalate.”

  • North Korean army 'fully ready' for action over South Korean propaganda leaflets: Report Jun 16, 2020 09:07 AM IST

    North Korean army 'fully ready' for action over South Korean propaganda leaflets: Report

    The General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) said it has been studying an "action plan" to reenter zones that had been demilitarised under a 2018 inter-Korean pact and "turn the front line into a fortress."

  • Iran raises death toll in missile strike: 19 sailors killed May 11, 2020 10:45 AM IST

    Iran raises death toll in missile strike: 19 sailors killed

    The friendly fire incident happened Sunday near the port of Jask, some 1,270 kilometres (790 miles) southeast of Tehran on the Gulf of Oman

  • Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner Jan 21, 2020 01:25 PM IST

    Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

    "Investigators... discovered that two Tor-M1 missiles... were fired at the aircraft," it said late Monday, adding an investigation was ongoing to assess the bearing their impact had on the accident.

  • Iran wants to handle black box data after plane crash blamed on missile Jan 10, 2020 02:48 PM IST

    Iran wants to handle black box data after plane crash blamed on missile

    Iran, which has denied the Boeing 737-800 was downed by a missile, said it could take one or two months to extract information from the voice and flight data recorders. If it needed help, it said it could ask Russia, Canada, France or Ukraine.

  • Iran launches missile strike against US in Iraq Jan 08, 2020 07:45 AM IST

    Iran launches missile strike against US in Iraq

    These attacks came after the killing of the commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards, General Qasem Soleimani, in a US drone strike, which was ordered by President Donald Trump, on Friday.

  • US takes note of India's anti-missile test, expresses concern over space debris Mar 28, 2019 07:45 AM IST

    US takes note of India's anti-missile test, expresses concern over space debris

    India shot down one of its satellites in space with an anti-satellite missile to demonstrate this complex capability, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced, making it only the fourth country to have used such a weapon after the US, Russia and China.

  • UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile test Dec 04, 2018 08:32 AM IST

    UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile test

    The United States said the missile launch on Saturday was a violation of a UN resolution that endorsed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, from which Washington has withdrawn.

  • Why the Modi government's defence pricing policy is not as bad as it looks Sep 25, 2018 02:05 PM IST

    Why the Modi government's defence pricing policy is not as bad as it looks

    At first blush, the new defence pricing policy announced by the government earlier this month seems to discourage production. The policy, which proposed margin cuts, seems to be at odd with government rhetoric.

  • Saudi Arabia says it intercepts missile above Riyadh: Report May 09, 2018 02:30 PM IST

    Saudi Arabia says it intercepts missile above Riyadh: Report

    In recent months, the Houthi armed movement in neighbouring Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is participating in a three-year-old military campaign, have targeted Riyadh several times with missiles.

  • India test fires medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile Feb 20, 2018 11:40 AM IST

    India test fires medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile

    The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher at the Launch Complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 8.38 am, the sources said.

  • Israel successfully tests advanced missile defence system Feb 20, 2018 08:11 AM IST

    Israel successfully tests advanced missile defence system

    The Defence Ministry says today's successful mission test of the Arrow-3 interceptor is "a major milestone" in Israel's ability to defend itself "against current and future threats in the region." Two previous tests of the system were recently called off.

  • China says carries out another anti-missile test Feb 06, 2018 08:20 AM IST

    China says carries out another anti-missile test

    China has been ramping up research into all sorts of missiles, from those which can destroy satellites in space to advanced nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles, as part of an ambitious modernisation scheme overseen by President Xi Jinping.

  • Donald Trump calls North Korea leadership 'depraved,' warns of nuclear missile threat Jan 31, 2018 09:30 AM IST

    Donald Trump calls North Korea leadership 'depraved,' warns of nuclear missile threat

    In his first State of the Union speech to the U.S. Congress, Trump's tough rhetoric underscored persistent tensions despite recent talks between North and South Korea that led to Pyongyang's agreement to participate in next months Winter Olympic games in South Korea.

  • North Korea prepares grand military parade on eve of Olympics: Report Jan 18, 2018 12:15 PM IST

    North Korea prepares grand military parade on eve of Olympics: Report

    Pyongyang, which has rattled the international community with its nuclear and missile tests in recent months, has agreed to send athletes to the Games and march with the South under one flag at the opening ceremony.

  • Scrapped $500 mn Israeli missile deal back on track: Benjamin Netanyahu Jan 18, 2018 08:41 AM IST

    Scrapped $500 mn Israeli missile deal back on track: Benjamin Netanyahu

    The deal was cancelled a few weeks ahead of Netanyahu's visit to India and its renewal is considered to be a "major strategic achievement", the Jerusalem Post reported.

  • Israel's Rafael says India cancels order for Spike anti-tank missile Jan 03, 2018 03:45 PM IST

    Israel's Rafael says India cancels order for Spike anti-tank missile

    The deal had been worth about $500 million and illustrated strengthening ties between Israel and India.

  • Kim Jong Un calls on North Korea to mass-produce nukes, missiles Jan 01, 2018 08:53 AM IST

    Kim Jong Un calls on North Korea to mass-produce nukes, missiles

    Pyongyang dramatically ramped up its efforts to become a nuclear power in 2017, despite a raft of international sanctions and increasingly bellicose rhetoric from the United States.

  • India successfully test-fires supersonic interceptor missile Dec 28, 2017 01:38 PM IST

    India successfully test-fires supersonic interceptor missile

    This was the third supersonic interceptor test carried out this year in which an incoming ballistic missile target was successfully intercepted, within 30 km altitude of the earth's atmosphere by an interceptor.

  • North Korea short of posing imminent missile threat: Jim Mattis Dec 16, 2017 10:26 AM IST

    North Korea short of posing imminent missile threat: Jim Mattis

    "It has not yet shown to be a capable threat against us right now," Mattis added. His remark suggested he believes the Trump administration has additional time to pursue diplomacy before resorting to military options for eliminating the North's nuclear arsenal.

  • North Korea's new missile could reach Washington: Seoul Dec 01, 2017 09:58 AM IST

    North Korea's new missile could reach Washington: Seoul

    The Defence Ministry says today further reviews are needed to determine whether the intercontinental ballistic missile's warhead can survive atmospheric re-entry and accurately strike the target.

  • North Korea images suggest missile capable of hitting all America: US experts Dec 01, 2017 07:49 AM IST

    North Korea images suggest missile capable of hitting all America: US experts

    North Korea released dozens of photos and a video after Wednesday's launch of the new Hwasong-15 missile, and leader Kim Jong Un declared the country had "finally realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force".

  • North Korea developing missiles that can reach 'anywhere' in world: Jim Mattis Nov 29, 2017 08:48 AM IST

    North Korea developing missiles that can reach 'anywhere' in world: Jim Mattis

    After a lull of two months, Pyongyang has launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which "went higher than any previous shot taken," as per Mattis.

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