Pakistan tests nuclear capable ballistic missiles

May 8th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Yousuf Raza Gilani Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday conducted successful test launches of two ballistic missiles capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads, the army said.
“Pakistan conducted successful training launches of a Short Range Ballistic Missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi) and a Medium Range Ballistic Missile Hatf IV (Shaheen 1),” an army statement said.

Both missiles can carry conventional and nuclear warheads to a range of 290 km and 650 km respectively, it said.

The two launches were conducted at the conclusion of the annual field training exercises of Army Strategic Force Command.

The exercises were aimed at testing the operational readiness of Strategic Missile Groups equipped with Ghaznavi and Shaheen Missile Systems, the statement said.

The launches were witnessed by Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and senior military officials.

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