South Korean Navy to Conduct Naval War Games

5 January 2011 (Last Updated January 5th, 2011 18:30)

South Korean Naval and Marine forces are to hold two days of joint war games from 7 January to simulate an infiltration by North Korean troops across the tense Yellow Sea border. The computer-simulated manoeuvres have been designed for the first time to enhance South Korea's capability to

South Korean Naval and Marine forces are to hold two days of joint war games from 7 January to simulate an infiltration by North Korean troops across the tense Yellow Sea border.

The computer-simulated manoeuvres have been designed for the first time to enhance South Korea's capability to fight a surprise landing on islands near the disputed sea border.

South Korea has been staging a series of military exercises since the artillery attack by North Korea on 23 November 2010.

The country has also deployed extra anti-submarine patrol aircraft to boost its defences along the sea border and to guard against potential attack by North Korea, according to Agence France Presse.