Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Hatf V Ghauri missile is a liquid fuel missile which can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.

Afp November 28, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday test fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile with a range of 1,300km, the military said.

The military described the Hatf V Ghauri missile as a liquid fuel missile, which can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.

The eighth missile test so far this year comes two months after the last test of a Hatf-VII with a range of 700km.

Five of those tests were conducted within a few weeks after India successfully test fired the Agni V, which can deliver a one-tonne nuclear warhead anywhere in China.

Defence analysts say India's strategic priorities are focused more on China, while Pakistan is still concerned about its eastern neighbour.

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Rex Minor | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@khalsa: did you expect the missile to stay in the sky or return to earth uneploded?

Rex Minor | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Perhaps Pakistan military sould reset their military strategy and construct DIY type missiles which the Gazans used agaist Telaviv, for protection of border towns and shoulder carrying stingers to protect the Pashtun land against the American drones. We no longer live in the world of deterrants but in the 21st century.

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