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Pakistan Says Test Of Medium-Range Missile Successful


The missile has a range of 1,300 kilometers

The missile has a range of 1,300 kilometers

Pakistan's military says it has successfully test fired a medium-range ballistic missile that is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads.

Pakistan's military says it has successfully test fired a medium-range ballistic missile that is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads.

The military said in a statement that the Ghauri Hatf 5 has a range of 1,300 kilometers. Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani witnessed the test along with senior military officers and Pakistani scientists.

Gilani said the test demonstrates the credibility of Pakistani's deterrence strategy, sending "the right signals internationally that Pakistan's defense capability is impregnable and should never be challenged."

compiled from agency reports
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