On October 19, 2021 North Korea successfully test launched a suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile into waters off the coast of Japan. According to the reports this missile had been fired at a high angle to minimize the “external threat”. If the missile had been launched on a standard trajectory, it could have travelled around 1,900km which have put all of South Korea and Japan within range.
Here is the top 10 key GK points on North Korea missile programme and developments
(1) In October 2019, North Korea tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile called ‘Pukguksong-3’.
(2) The Pukguksong-3 is a North Korean submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) with an estimated range of 1,900 km.
(3) Pukguksong-3 can put all of South Korea and Japan within it’s range.
(4) Several missile including Hwasong-14 (10,000km range) and Hwasong-12 (4,500km range) are the example of North Korea missile programme.
(5) North Korea also tested Hwasong-15 which had 4,500km estimated altitude.
(6) North Korea conducted its largest nuclear test on 3 September 2017 at its Punggye-ri test site.
(7) Currently North Korea have one million army personnel. It also estimated reserves of some 600,000 army personnel too.
(8) According to military balance 2021 by IISS, North Korea have 70 to 90 diesel-powered submarines.
(9) Newly launched submarine-launched ballistic missile believed to have travelled about 280 miles at a maximum height of 60km.
(10) According to the Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, North Korea ballistic missiles is ‘very regrettable’.
These are the GK and current affairs points on North Korea past and latest updates on missiles programme. North Korea is working from years to developed latest and modern warheads. The country get all time attention from the world about there missile tests and nuclear programme. North Korea always refused to give up its nuclear weapons test programme.
- Times of India
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This Post Last Updated On: October, 20th 2021