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Pak test-fires nuclear-capable missile

PTI Islamabad | Updated on March 11, 2011 Published on March 11, 2011

Pakistan today test-fired the short-range surface-to-surface nuclear-capable Hatf-II or Abdali ballistic missile that has a range of 180 km.

An official statement said the test was conducted successfully. The missile can carry both nuclear and conventional warheads, it said.

The test, conducted at an undisclosed location, was witnessed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman Gen Shamim Hyder Wyyne.

The President, Mr Asif Ali Zardari, and the Prime Minister, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani, felicitated the defence scientists and engineers on the success of the test.

Published on March 11, 2011
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