The South Korean Nuclear Horn: Daniel 7

South Korea’s push to strengthen defences could trigger reaction from North and Japan, say Chinese observers

Seoul successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile last week as part of an ongoing drive to boost its military strength Nuclear-armed North Korea is the South’s biggest concern, but some analysts fear its efforts will have wider implications

South Korea’s push to develop its defensive capabilities saw it successfully test a submarine-launched ballistic missile last weekend, but some Chinese analysts have warned it risks a new arms race in east Asia.

Sunday’s launch from an underwater barge makes it the eighth country in the world to have mastered such a strategic capability, according to Yonhap television news, and it was one of many weapons Seoul has been developing amid a largely unnoticed arms race with North Korea.

In April, Korea Aerospace Industries unveiled the nation’s first prototype multirole fighter jet, the KF-X, which is being developed in partnership with Indonesia

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