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‘N.Korea’s SLBM in early development stage, likely can be intercepted’

Seoul: North Korea’s recently tested submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) appears to be in an early stage of development and can be intercepted, South Korea’s Defence Minister Suh Wook said on Thursday.

He made the remarks during a parliamentary audit session, as his Ministry vowed to deploy more missile detection assets and reinforce cooperation with the US to deal with the North’s continued missile research activitiesm reports Yonhap News Agency.

Tensions flared up on Tuesday, when Pyongyang launched a new type of SLBM from what it claims to be a submarine in a fresh setback to Seoul’s dogged drive to resume nuclear diplomacy with the recalcitrant regime.

“North Korea appears to be making a lot of efforts (to develop SLBMs) as seen in its display of three SLBMs at a defence exhibition,” Suh said, referring to the exhibition held in Pyongyang last week.

“But (the missile) should be paired with the launch platform. Thus, we think it is at an early stage,” he added.

 

photo source : IANS

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