North Korea test Intermediate Range Ballistic missile

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North Korea tested its seventh missile of the year. It tested the Hwasong-12 surface-to surface Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) on 30 January, which was confirmed later.

  • The missile has a range of 4500 km. 
  • This missile threatens the U.S military base of Guam, situated in the western Pacific Ocean.
  •  The test was condemned by the United States and it has requested an emergency session of the United Nations on the issue on 3 January 2022.

North Korea 

It is officially called as Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Capital: Pyongyang 

Leader: Kim Jong-Un

Types of Missile 

Surface to Surface missile has been classified into different types based on their range 

  • Short Range Missile : Missile which has a range of 500 km to 100o km 
  • Medium range or Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile(IRBM) : The missile which has a range of 1000 km to 5,500 km. 
  • Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM): The missile which has a range of more than 5,500 Km. 

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