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Nuclear-capable cruise missile fired by Pakistan

Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable cruise missile, sify news, Islamabad, Feb 10 (DPA) Pakistan Thursday successfully tested a nuclear-capable cruise missile with a range of up to 600 km, a military official said.The Hatf-VII missile, also called Babur after the 16th-century Muslim ruler who founded the Mughal Empire, was fired from an undisclosed location, said Major General Athar Abbas, a military spokesman………..
Pakistan has been developing an arsenal of missiles and tested the medium-range, nuclear-capable ballistic missile Hatf V, which has a range of 1,300 km, in December.

Pakistan’s missiles are mainly deployed toward India, which also has missile systems capable of striking major Pakistani cities.

India tested its two nuclear-capable, short-range Prithvi-II ballistic missiles with a range of 350 km in December from an eastern military base.

It also tested its nuclear-capable Agni-I short-range ballistic missile in November. The Agni-I, named after the Hindu god of fire, can carry payloads of 1 tonne up to 700 km. Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable cruise missile


February 11, 2011 - Posted by | Pakistan, weapons and war

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