North Korea retaliated “war rehearsal”

North Korea retaliated “war rehearsal”

North Korea launched a missile test, making it more difficult for the sanctions to be eased or removed, but the sanctions could implicate China.

On the morning of July 25, North Korea launched into the sea of ​​Japan two “strange objects”. Before falling into the sea, the first object flew more than 430 km while the second object flew a little further. Subsequently, the Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) cited an analysis of South Korean and American intelligence officials saying the second object the North launched was 690 km and considered “kind.” new missiles “have never appeared.

In a statement cited by CNN news agency, Vipin Narang, Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT, said that the test of the 25/7 bright rocket “was not more provocative than before” compared to the cases. Similar tests that Pyongyang conducted in May last. However, this action is clearly still “tit-for-tat”.

On July 16, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a meeting last June, US President Donald Trump confirmed to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he would postpone the joint exercise. But three days later, the US State Department announced that the US and South Korea would conduct joint exercises as planned next month.

For Pyongyang, this is clearly a violation of the two leaders’ agreement. Last week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea announced that it would call joint exercises between the US and South Korea as “war drills,” and warned Pyongyang to reconsider its decision to stop testing nuclear weapons. and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) if the US-Korean exercise is conducted.

Another noteworthy sign is that Pyongyang recently showed a picture of Mr. Kim checking a submarine. So, according to Joel Wit, a senior member of Stimson Center and Director of Site 38 North, a tracking website about North Korea, the test of the 25/7 bright rocket is probably not the last move. The same will be done by Pyongyang. North Korea will also take actions to show that they are strong, strong people and will not yield to anyone.

India tested a 500 kg guided bomb, responding to Pakistan firing missiles

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The Indian Air Force announced that it had successfully tested an accurate guided bomb with a mass of 500 kg, shortly after Pakistan fired a ballistic missile.

While Indian and Pakistani diplomats tried to be friendly, the two sides’ troops tested the powerful weapons in turn. On May 24, the Indian Air Force announced that it had successfully tested a smart glide bomb, able to adjust flight paths during a free fall. New bombs weighing 500 kg. It has a mechanism similar to the US JDAM smart bomb.

“The guided bomb has reached the desired range and hit the target with high accuracy. All the tasks set out are met” – RT quoted a press release from the Indian Weapons Research and Development Agency (DRDO).

The smart guided bomb test took place two days after the test of the BrahMos cruise missile, one of the world’s fastest anti-ship missiles with a range of more than 300 km.

Between two tests of Indian weapons, Pakistan also displayed its military strength with the successful test of the Shaheen II medium-range ballistic missiles. The missile may carry a conventional or nuclear warhead with a range of more than 1,500 km.

One noteworthy detail is that the tested weapons of India and Pakistan can carry nuclear warheads, the weapons of mass destruction that the two countries possess. Tests took place in the context of India’s vote counting.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party will most likely win. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan sent congratulations. He wrote on Twitter that he hoped Modi would work with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia.