India condemns North Korea's recent ballistic missile test
New Delhi/Geneva: India has condemned the launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea over Japan and said that these moves affect the peace and security of the region and beyond.
While addressing the United Nations Security Council, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj called for the full implementation of the relevant UNSC resolutions relating to DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), reports ANI.
Ruchira Kamboj, country's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, was quoted as saying by ANI: " India would also like to reiterate the importance of addressing the proliferation of nuclear and missile technologies related to DPRK in our region. These linkages have an adverse impact on peace and security in the region including India. We hence, reiterate our continued support for denuclearisation towards peace and security in the Korean peninsula."
North Korea fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) over Japan on Tuesday, the South Korean military said.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said it detected the launch from Mupyong-ri in the northern province of Jagang at 7:23 a.m. and that the missile flew some 4,500 kilometers at an apogee of around 970 km at a top speed of Mach 17, reports Yonhap News Agency reported.
The missile flew past Japan, it added, saying the intelligence authorities of South Korea and the United States are conducting a detailed analysis to verify the specifics of the missile.
Incidentally, North Korea had last fired an IRBM in January.
"The series of North Korea's ballistic missile provocations will further strengthen deterrence and the response capabilities of the South Korea-U.S. alliance and only deepen the North's isolation from the international community," the JCS said in a text message sent to reporters as quoted by Yonhap.