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.