Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicBallistic missiles

Topic: Ballistic missiles

Iran has built a hypersonic ballistic missile says aerospace commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh

According to the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace commander, the missile can 'target enemy's advanced anti-missile systems' & is 'a big generational leap in the field of missiles'.

North Korea fires another ballistic missile as South salvages parts of Soviet-era weapon

The launch came after South Korea concluded an analysis of what it said was part of a North Korean short-range ballistic missile that landed near South Korean waters last week.

MiG-31K aircraft with ‘Killjoy’ missile — the hardware Russia has parked near Ukraine in Belarus

AS-24 Killjoy, believed to be deployed in Belarus, is a hypersonic air-to-surface ballistic missile faster than US-supplied HIMARS, which has been integral to Ukraine's war effort.

North Korea fires ballistic missiles after condemning UNSC meeting, sixth in 12 days

North Korea also condemned the US for repositioning an aircraft carrier off the Korean peninsula, stating it posed a serious threat to the stability of the situation.

‘Thought it was a war,’ say residents after South Korea missile crash

Intended as a demonstration to deter North Korea, South Korea said it was conducting a nighttime drill with short-range ballistic missiles when one failed and hit the ground.

North Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast, states South Korean military

Japanese coast guard also reported a suspected ballistic missile test. This comes a day before US Vice President Harris is set to arrive in Seoul after visiting Japan.

Kamala Harris to visit Korean de-militarised zone after Kim Jong Un’s missile test

The visit of the US vice president will underscore the strength of the 'alliance' between Seoul and Washington 'in the face of any threats posed' by North Korea, a US official said.

Why Pralay quasi-ballistic missile, tested by DRDO, will be a ‘game-changer’

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India places orders for French HAMMER missiles to boost Tejas capabilities

Govt sources told ANI that the HAMMER missiles are in the process of being integrated with Tejas & will enhance aircraft's capability to take out hardened targets from stand-off distances.

India successfully test-fires N-capable Agni-V Ballistic Missile with 5,000 km range

Intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-V is capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 km with high accuracy. Test comes amid India's ongoing LAC stand-off with China.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

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Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.