|Wednesday, 15 October 2003|
Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile
ISLAMABAD, Tuesday (Reuters) Pakistan test-fired an "indigenously developed" medium-range ballistic missile on Tuesday, concluding a series of such tests that began earlier this month, the military said.
"Pakistan today carried out another successful test fire of its indigenously developed medium-range surface-to-surface ballistic Hatf-IV/Shaheen-1," a statement from the military's public relations department said.
It was the second test of Shaheen-1 in less than a week.
Islamabad, wary of superiority of its rival India in conventional weapons, carried out the first test of nuclear-capable Shaheen-1 on Wednesday.
The missile has a range of up to 700 km (435 miles) and can carry all "kinds of warheads," the military has said.
Earlier this month, Pakistan tested a short-range Hatf-III Ghaznavi missile that New Delhi dismissed as nothing special.
The military said the second test of Shaheen-1 concluded the latest series of missile tests.
"Longer range version of the Hatf series will be tested in future as soon as technical parameters need to be validated."
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