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Pakistan test-fires N-capable missile
Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:56:55 GMT
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The Pakistani military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range cruise missile capable of carrying nuclear and congenital warheads.

The army said in a statement that the air-launched missile -- called Hatf VIII or Ra'ad-- can also deliver the warheads with great pinpoint accuracy.

It added that the indigenously-developed missile has a range of 350 kilometers.

The army says Hatf cruise missile has been developed exclusively for launch from aerial platforms.

Over a week ago, the military launched short-range surface-to-surface Hatf IX or Nasr missile.

The military said the missile is also capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

Nuclear-capable India and Pakistan, which have fought three wars -- two over the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir -- routinely carry out missile tests but normally notify each other in advance under an agreement.

Both neighbors have refused to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and other treaties that restrict developing or testing nuclear weapons.

Relations between the two countries have been rocky over the past decades.

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