North Korea successfully test-fired Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

May 9, 2015 12:00 IST

North Korea on 8 May 2015 successfully test-fired a newly developed Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM). The nation described the missile as a world level strategic weapon.

The underwater ballistic missile that will meet the latest military science and technology requirements of the country was test-fired after Leader Kim Jong-Un gave the order to test-fire the missile.  He also watched its launch from attack submarine.

This underwater ballistic missile is capable of striking and wiping out hostile forces in any waters.

This missile programme has violated the UN resolution that prohibits Pyongyang from conducting ballistic missile tests.


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