As per the reports in Reuters a US think tank said, a vehicle has been spotted that has the possibility of carrying a ballistic missile at a parade training ground in North Korea while signifying that it is preparing a big military show for an October 10 holiday. This day has a lot of importance in the secretive country of North Korea.
October 10, is celebrated as the party foundation day in North Korea. it commemorates the establishment of the Workers’ party in 1945. According to a report by the group 38 North, which monitors North Korea, portrayed a Commercial satellite picture captured on Tuesday, “probable missile-related vehicle” at the Mirim Parade Training Ground on the outskirts of the capital, Pyongyang.
The group said, “While imagery resolution is insufficient to determine exactly what the vehicle is, relative size and shape suggests that it may be a transporter-erector-launcher (TEL) for a large missile.”
The vehicle seemed to be large enough to carry one of North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), which are believed to have capabilities of dispatching a nuclear warhead to targets as far as anywhere in the United States.
38 North reported Satellite snaps had also displayed vast formations of troops and vehicles practicing at the parade practicing ground. The authors admitted that there was a chance the vehicle could be carrying something else but said that appeared “unlikely in this particular location and circumstance.”
The US think tank said, “The recent training strongly suggests a large military parade is planned for the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea on October 10.” US officials have said earlier this week that nuclear powered North Korea had resumed long-range missile cooperation with Iran but has not come up with detailed evidence yet.
Analysts have stated North Korea could use the public holiday to divulge new weapons, either at a parade or in a test. The presidents Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump have met three times to have talks on military and missiles however nothing much has achieved from it.
Also one of the top South Korean military officials had earlier said that North Korea may soon conduct its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in about a year. As per the reports, a test of an underwater-launched missile by North Korea carried out last October was the first of its kind in three years, and the most destructive weapons test ever since North Korea entered its nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in 2018.