Pakistan to test-fire nuclear-capable missile

Last Updated: Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 11:51

Islamabad: Pakistan will test-fire a new nuclear-capable missile by the end of this month, a media report said on Saturday.

Geo News reported that the surface-to-surface `Nasr` missile has a 180-km range and a high degree of accuracy.

The Army has completed preparations for it, said sources.

Pakistan on April 25 successfully test-fired an intermediate range nuclear-capable missile, less than a week after India tested a 5,000-km range missile.

The missile was capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads.

In March, Pakistan test-fired a nuclear-capable short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile. The Hatf-2 missile can travel up to 180 km and deliver nuclear as well as conventional warheads with high accuracy.

Pakistan`s missile repertory includes Hatf ballistic missiles and its variants, Ghaznavi short-range ballistic missile, Ghauri and Shaheen medium and intermediate range ballistic missiles, Babur cruise missiles and Baktar-Shikan anti-tank guided missile, most of which have been developed with China`s help.

IANS



First Published: Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 11:18
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