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North Korean nuclear and missile expert dies; more missiles fired

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 01:41

A former North Korean missile expert who was placed under sanctions by the United Nations for his role in the country`s nuclear and missile weapons programmes has died, state media said on Wednesday.

North Korea test-fires two missiles without prior warning

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 10:41

North Korea has test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern waters Wednesday without prior warning, a media report said.

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile successfully test-fired

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 11:28

India on Tuesday successfully test-fired the advanced version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Odisha coast.

North Korea to send cheerleaders to South

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 14:01

North Korea today said it would send a cheerleading squad to the coming Asian Games in South Korea, as it issued a fresh call for improved ties with Seoul following a series of missile tests.

US to sell 22 Harpoon missiles to India for $200 mn

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 00:13

US government has notified the US Congress of its plans to sell to India 22 anti-ship missiles at an estimated cost of $200 million, saying it would help strengthen the US-India strategic relationship.

Feeling jealous? North Korea vows further missile tests as China`s Xi visits South

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 10:47

In what is an apparent expression of Pyongyang`s pique over Chinese President Xi Jinping`s visit to South Korea, North Korea on Thursday issued an aggressive statement, pledging to continue further tactical guided missiles.

Japan voices anger in Beijing over N. Korea missile launch

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 12:59

Sunday`s test launch of two short-range Scud missiles was "extremely regrettable", foreign ministry official Junichi Ihara, the head of Japan`s delegation, told his North Korean counterpart Song Il-Ho.

Japan says North Korea missile launch violates UN resolution

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 11:28

North Korea agreed last month to reopen an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago. In return, Japan will ease some economic sanctions when the probe starts and consider humanitarian aid later.

Japan slams N Korea missile launch but talks to go on

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 14:18

Japan protested against North Korea`s ballistic missile launch today but vowed to go ahead with rare government-level talks with Pyongyang this week as scheduled.

US tests critical missile defence system

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 09:41

The US for the first time has successfully tested a ground-based missile defence system which intercepted a simulated incoming missile over the Pacific Ocean.

US missile defense system hits target in key test

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 04:37

The US missile defense system managed by Boeing Co on Sunday hit a simulated enemy missile over the Pacific in the first successful intercept test of the program since 2008, the US Defense Department said.

Akash missile clears final test, ready for induction

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 00:06

India Wednesday successfully test fired indigenously developed surface-to-air missile Akash from a defence base in Odisha, an official said.