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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pakistan tests medium-range missile with nuclear capability


The enhanced version of Ballistic Missile Hatf IV has been proven today "successful" by the Pakistani military, as reported in an official statement. It is a weapon that can reach 900 miles and has the capacity to carry nuclear warheads. According to military sources, the missile tested has impacted in the waters of the Arabian SeaThis version improves "its scope and technical parameters", the Hatf IV "consolidates and strengthens Pakistan's deterrence capability," explained. Pakistan and India , rivals who have fought three wars since independence in 1947, routinely test missiles are nuclear capable and usually do so with only days between trials of both countries. In this case, today's test was performed after the last Sunday Indian Armed Forces prove the ground-ground ballistic missile Agni II , with nuclear capability and a range of over 2,000 kilometers. Pakistan has several short-range missiles and medium -Hataf, Ghaznavi, Ghauri and Shaheen-in addition to the Babur cruise missiles and Baktar-Shikan anti-tank missile, most of them developed with Chinese assistance. One of the latest additions to the Pakistani arsenal in 2011, is the Nasr, a missile of just 60 km range and capable of containing a small nuclear chargeIslamabad has developed tactical nuclear weapon to counteract the significant military growth and great rival neighbor India, whoseadvantage in conventional weapons has become unreachable for Pakistan.

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