South Korea In Japan Fleet Review: A South Korean naval ship is set to take part in a review of Japan’s international fleet on Sunday (October 6) for the first time in seven years amid growing nuclear and missile threats from North Korea. According to the report of Yonhap news agency, this is going to happen for the first time since 2015.
The South Korean Navy participated in Japan’s fleet reviews in 2002 and 2015, while the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) participated in the South’s fleet reviews in 1998 and 2008. South Korea is one of 14 countries, including hosts Japan, the US, Canada and Australia, set to participate in the review to be held in the Sagami Bay from Kanagawa Prefecture, about 40 km southeast of Tokyo.
This country will practice together
According to a Yonhap report, South Korea’s 10,000-tonne logistics ship – Soyang – entered Yokosuka port on Tuesday. After the review, Naval Ship Soyang is planning to engage in a multinational search and rescue exercise. The exercise will bring together service members from the US, UK, France, Australia, Canada and other countries.
North Korea continues to fire missiles
Let us tell you that this review is going to happen during the launch of intercontinental range ballistic missile in the eastern sea of North Korea. Earlier, on Thursday (October 3), it was reported that Pyongyang had fired an unidentified ballistic missile over the Sea of Japan. It was said in media reports that the missile is being considered as a medium or long-range missile.
What does Kim Jong Un want?
During a massive joint air exercise between the US and South Korea, Seoul (South Korea’s capital) on Friday landed around 80 fighter jets after detecting North Korean warplanes. South Korea’s military had earlier said that an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was launched from the Sunan area of Pyongyang (North Korea’s capital) at around 7:40 am on Thursday. However, a South Korean defense source told Yonhap that Thursday’s missile had failed in a routine flight.
In more than 10 years in power, the North Korean leader has conducted more than 100 missile launches, including intercontinental launches and four nuclear tests. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said several times that his country will continue to boost its nuclear capability.
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