Japan military on alert for possible North Korean ballistic missile launch: Report

Japan has put its military on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, ordering naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan, Kyodo news agency said on Tuesday.

Reuters| Updated: Jun 21, 2016, 09:40 AM IST

Tokyo: Japan has put its military on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, ordering naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan, Kyodo news agency said on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Japan`s Ministry of Defence in Tokyo declined to say whether such an order has been issued.