Pak secretly test fires Babar cruise missile

May 9th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Islamabad May. 9 (ANI): Pakistan has conducted a test fire of its Babar cruise missile without any prior notice, the Nation reports.

Although the test was conducted last Wednesday, the Foreign Office disclosed the event this week only.

Sources in the Foreign Office said that the event was kept a secret to avoid any negative impact on the talks between President Zardari and US President Barack Obama.According to an agreement between India and Pakistan, both the countries need to inform each other prior to conducting ballistic missile test, but there is no such accord in place for cruise missiles. (ANI)

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