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India Tests Nuclear Missile Capable of Reaching Beijing

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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India test-fired a new missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead as far as the Chinese capital, Beijing. Indian media showed video of the long-range Agni-V missile in-flight Thursday. There was no official government confirmation of the test or whether it was successful. The Agni-V has a range of 5,000 kilometers. The launch from a […]

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India to Test Nuclear Missile Capable of Reaching Beijing

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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India has announced it is planning to test-launch a new long-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead as far as the Chinese capital, Beijing. Ravi Gupta, a spokesman for India’s Defense Research and Development Organization — which built the Agni-V missile — said Wednesday that it will be, in his words, a “quantum leap” […]

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North Korea Conducted Missile Test: South Korea

Posted January 13th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials said Friday that North Korea’s military test fired three short-range missiles into its eastern waters earlier this week. A South Korean Defense Ministry spokesperson said Seoul was aware of Wednesday’s missile launch, which was originally reported in Japan’s Sankei Shimbun newspaper. The report said the missiles were believed to be KN-01 ground-to-ground […]

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South Korea: North’s Missile Test Not Related to Kim’s Death

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A South Korean Defense Ministry official has confirmed to VOA that North Korea test fired a short-range missile Monday, hours before announcing the death of Kim Jong-IL. But the official says the test was probably not related to the North Korean leader’s death. The missile test confirmation came shortly after South Korea’s Yonhap news agency […]

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