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South Korea opposition leader Lee indicted over funds transfer to North Korea – Times of India

SEOUL: South Korea's main opposition leader was indicted on Wednesday on bribery charges in an alleged scheme to use an underwear maker to transfer funds to North Korea and facilitate a visit to Pyongyang when he was a provincial governor, news reports said.Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myung's deputy when he was Gyeonggi province governor had already been found guilty of bribery and transferring illegal funds in a conspiracy involving Ssangbangwool Group to send $8 million to North Korea.Ssangbangwool is a business group that began as an underwear maker and later expanded to other businesses.Calls to the public affairs office at the Suwon District Prosecutors' Office went unanswered.Lee has denied any involvement or knowledge of the scheme, which dates to 2019 and 2020 and was aimed ...
Business

Retaliating To Trash Balloons, South Korea Blares Anti-North Korea Broadcasts

South Korea on Sunday broadcast anti-North Korean propaganda in border areas using large loudspeakers, in retaliation to Pyongyang's trash balloons. Seoul had earlier warned Pyongyang to stop sending balloons carrying trash into the South. Over the last couple of weeks, North Korea has reportedly sent over 1,000 balloons filled with trash and manure into South Korea, according to the Associated Press (AP). This was, North Korea said, in retaliation to leaflets criticising Pyongyang and USB drives containing K-pop and K-dramas sent into the country by South Korean activists. South Korea’s broadcasts are seen as a form of psychological warfare, also deployed before, and North Korea has accused the country of creating a "prelude to a very dangerous situatio...
Politics

‘New counteraction’: North Korea sends 300 more trash balloons south – Times of India

NEW DELHI: North Korea sent over 310 more balloons filled with trash including scrap paper and plastic to south across the border overnight on Sunday following Kim Jong's sister warned of "new counteraction", news agency Yonhap reported quoting Seoul's military. "The latest batch of waste-loaded balloons sent late Sunday contained scrap paper and plastic, with no toxic material detected so far," the joint chiefs of staff said adding that, as of early Monday morning, no more balloons had been seen floating in the sky.The move came in retaliation to South Korea playing loudspeaker broadcasts as a form of 'psychological warfare' against North Korea."If the ROK simultaneously carries out the leaflet scattering and loudspeaker broadcasting provocation over the border, it will undoubtedly w...
Business

North Korea, China, Russia Expanding Nuclear Weapons Arsenal Fast, Says US

The United States said on Friday that North Korea, China, and Russia are expanding and diversifying their nuclear weapons stockpiles at a "breakneck" speed. Speaking at a forum, a White House official warned that, absent a change in the trajectory of their arsenals, Washington may have to increase its own. The remarks were made by the senior director for arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation at the National Security Council, Pranay Vaddi. He also noted that the three countries are driving the US and its allies into bracing for a "world where nuclear competition occurs without numerical constraints,"  as reported by news agency IANS, citing Yonhap news agency. Speaking at an event hosted by the Arms Control Association, a US-based nonpartisan or...
‘Day not far when China coerces India with use of missiles,’ says Lt General PR Shankar (Retd)
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‘Day not far when China coerces India with use of missiles,’ says Lt General PR Shankar (Retd)

According to the Lt General, “China does economic power projection, not military power projection. But Iran doesn’t have an air force and it is offsetting its air force by use of missiles.” He added this tactic was being used by China against the US – China had gone for long-range rockets because it doesn’t have the number of bases that the US has.“Against us (India) in the Himalayas, (since) they can’t deploy their air power, they are using their missile power. It is the cheaper air force,” he said.On how Russia had made use of missiles, Lt General Shankar said the country had postured with nuclear warheads and fired conventional warheads to achieve deterrence in its ongoing aggression against Ukraine. “It has used air, hypersonic/cruise/guided missiles, rockets, and guns to deter NATO...