Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile

Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile
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First Published: Sat, Mar 03 2007. 03 44 PM IST
Updated: Sat, Mar 03 2007. 03 44 PM IST
Islamabad: Pakistan successfully test-fired a short-range nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface ballistic missile on 3 March 2007, its second test within eight days, the military said.
The Hatf-II Abdali has a range of 200 km, it said in a statement. “The test was aimed at validation of the desired technical parameters which has been successfully achieved.”
On 23 February, Pakistan test-fired a long-range nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Hatf VI missile which can hit targets up to 2,000 km.
Pakistan’s Hatf series of missiles is named after an ancient sword mentioned in Islamic historical books.
The Hatf-II was last reported to have been tested in February 2006.
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First Published: Sat, Mar 03 2007. 03 44 PM IST
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