Pak tests another nuclear-capable missile, Hatf-II news
15 February 2013

Pakistan today successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Hatf-II ballistic missile with a range of 180 km, making it the country's longest-range missile produced so far although it is technically still a short-range missile.

Pakistan called it a part of measures to evaluate the capabilities of its strategic forces.

This is the Pakistan's second missile test in four days. On 11 February, Pakistan tested the nuclear-capable Hatf-IX tactical missile with a range of 60 km.

The test of the Hatf-II or Abdali short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile was part of the "process of validation of land-based ballistic missile systems", the military said in a statement.

It described the test as successful but did not say where it was conducted.

The missile can carry nuclear or conventional warheads with "high accuracy", the statement said.





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Pak tests another nuclear-capable missile, Hatf-II