Pakistan successfully tests nuclear capable missiles

Pakistan successfully test-fired two short-range, nuclear-capable missiles as part of efforts to boost defence capabilities, the military said.

Pakistan successfully tests nuclear capable missiles

Pakistan successfully test-fired two short-range, nuclear-capable missiles on Saturday as part of efforts to boost defence capabilities, the military said.

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and senior military officials watched the test-firing of the Ghaznavi ballistic missile, which can travel up to 300 km (185 miles), and the Shaheen-I, with a range of 650 km (400 miles).

"Both missiles successfully hit the target areas," the military said in a statement. It did not identify the location of the tests.

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Pakistan carried out nuclear tests in May 1998, days after similar tests by old rival India.

The South Asian neighbours, which have fought three wars since their independence from British rule in 1947, regularly carry out missile tests. 

Reuters

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