Pakistan test fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today test-fired a nuclear-capable, short-range, surface-to-surface ballistic missile on Friday, ISPR said on Friday.

The Hatf-2 ballistic missile can travel up to 180 km (110 miles).

“Hatf-2 can carry nuclear as well as conventional warheads with high accuracy,” the military said in a statement, adding the test had been successful.

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

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shamim Wyne witnessed the missile test.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani felicitated the scientist and army for their achievement.

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