N Korea can develop missile-equipped submarines in 2-3 years -S Korean official

N Korea can develop missile-equipped submarines in 2-3 years -S Korean official
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the test-fire of a strategic submarine underwater ballistic missile.

SEOUL - North Korea could build a fully operational submarine equipped with ballistic missiles within two or three years, a South Korean defence official said on Monday.

The official, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, said photos of North Korea's test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile appeared authentic.

North Korea said on Saturday it had successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine. Such a development, if verified, would mark a significant new technological achievement for Pyongyang.

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