Pak test fires two nuclear capable ballistic missiles

May 8th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Yousuf Raza Gilani Islamabad, May 8 (ANI): Pakistan on Saturday test fired two nuclear capable ballistic missiles, a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

According to the ISPR, the Shaheen-1 has a range of about 650 kilometers, while the Ghaznavi can hit target at distance upto 290 kilometres.

Both missiles were test fired in the presence of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, and Pakistan Navy Chief Admiral Nauman Bashir.

Pakistan’s missile tests comes days after India successfully tested its two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) Prithvi-II and the Dhanush.

While the Prithvi-II is a tactical surface-to-surface missile, the Dhanush is the naval version of the Prithvi, which can be launched from warships and has a range of 350 kilometres.

The Prithvi II has a range of 250 kilometers and can carry a warhead weighing 500 kilograms. (ANI)

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