Dong-A Ilbo: #ROK military source says S. Korea trying to locate several #DPRK subs unseen since leaving bases on N. Korean east coast.
South Korea is tracking three to four North Korean submarines that disappeared after recently leaving two bases on the east coast, a South Korean military source said Wednesday.
The source said the submarines are presumed to be of the 370-ton class that the South Korean military has been unable to locate since they departed from two submarine bases on the east coast.
Another source said, “North Korea seems to be actively conducting submarine infiltration drills in the wake of warmer weather recently,” adding, “(The South Korean military) is closely watching the situation without ruling out the possibility of a provocation disguised as a drill.”
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Russia to Send 4 Warships to Joint Drill with China
The Russian Navy will be represented by the guided missile cruiser Varyag, and three large antisubmarine ships in an exercise that is to take place between April 22 and 29 in the Yellow Sea.
Basically a week after the NKorean launch, when tensions are gonna be sky high, China and Russia are gonna do a drill right off the South Korean coast… yeah…
N.Korea ‘Building Even Bigger Missile’
Military Plans Corresponding Strike on N. Korea
A senior military official said that until now in the event of a North Korean provocation, South Korean action required a process of approval by the UN Command in line with the rules of engagement of the Armistice Agreement. The official said under the new plan, South Korea can immediately respond to the North’s provocation for self-defense.
This is quite a change…
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