Test of "nuclear deterrence capability" makes India one of six countries -- alongside US, UK, Russia, France and China -- with nuclear strike and counterstrike capabilities on land, sea and air.
South Korean military's Hyunmoo-2 missile fails shortly after launch and crashes during the drill with US military, panicking residents and leading many to believe it could be a North Korean attack.
Launch comes as navies of South Korea, US and Japan stage trilateral anti-submarine exercises for the first time in five years.
It is the third round of missile launches by North Korea this week, extending a record pace in weapons testing as it accelerates a push to expand its arsenal and pressure Washington to accept it as a nuclear power.
Pyongyang fires a short-range ballistic missile toward its eastern seas, Seoul says, as US aircraft carrier visits South Korea for joint military exercises.
The launch comes just a week after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to boost Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal at the "fastest possible speed."
The "unidentified projectile" fired toward the East Sea is presumably a long-range ballistic missile, Seoul and Tokyo said, amid fears that Pyongyang could be preparing to test-fire an ICBM.
The country's news state agency said the test involved cameras for a reconnaissance satellite conducting vertical and oblique photography of a specific area of Earth.
The launch was the eighth of its kind this year as Pyongyang is testing the precision of its weapons technology and pressuring the United States into offering concessions like sanctions relief.
Abu Dhabi says it "intercepted and destroyed" the projectile launched by Yemeni rebels with no casualties reported as the Israeli president visited the Gulf country.
South Korea's national security council expressed "strong regret" over North's latest missile test at an emergency meeting.
The latest launch came after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to further boost the country's military capability at a high-profile ruling party conference last week.
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