Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday test-fired the
nuclear-capable Hatf-II short range surface-to-surface
ballistic missile that can hit targets in India as part of the
process of validating its land-based missile systems.
The test was conducted successfully, a military statement
The Hatf-II or Abdali has a range of 180 km and can carry
nuclear and conventional warheads with "high accuracy".
The Hatf-II "provides an operational level capability to
Pakistan`s Strategic Forces, additional to the strategic and
tactical level capability which Pakistan already possesses",
the statement said.
The authorities did not say where the test was carried
The test was witnessed by Strategic Plans Division chief
Lt Gen (retired) Khalid Kidwai, Army Strategic Force Command
chief Lt Gen Tariq Nadeem Gilani, senior officers of the armed
forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.