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For North Korea's missile programme, even failures can be sign of progress

Deccan Herald | 17/03/2022 03:22 PM | Click to read full article

It is unclear if the apparent failure of a missile launch on Wednesday dealt a lasting blow to North Korea’s plans, but analysts say failures are an important part of any development program and in the North’s case, have often hinted at progress in more indigenous designs.

South Korea's military said a presumed ballistic missile exploded in mid-air shortly after it was test-fired from the international airport near Pyongyang on Wednesday morning.