Tension was ratcheted up in the Korean peninsula on Wednesday when the authorities of Pyongyang and Seoul launched ballistic missiles within a span of a few hours. This competitive display of military prowess has happened amidst the international pressure, albeit faltering, to thwart North Korea’s nuclear programme. It was the latest volley in an arms race in which both nations have developed increasingly sophisticated weapons while efforts have proved fruitless to get talks going on defusing tensions. (Read More)
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