Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile (Lead)

April 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable missile, less than a week after India tested a 5,000 km range missile that can reach deep inside China.

Pakistan successfully test-fired the Hatf IV (Shaheen 1A) ballistic missile in the Indian Ocean, Geo News reported Wednesday.

The missile’s range and technical parameters have been improved and it is now capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, said Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

India test-fired its long-range nuclear-capable Agni-V missile April 19, zooming into an exclusive group of countries with that kind of strike capability.

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