x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Pakistan test-fires ballistic missiles

Pakistan has successfully test-fired two ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

Pakistan has successfully test-fired two ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, the military said. The Shaheen-1 missile has a range of about 650 kilometres, while the second Ghaznavi missile could hit targets at a distance of 290 kms, an army statement said. Both can carry conventional and nuclear warheads. Pakistan's missiles are mostly intended for any confrontation with archrival India, and the range of the Shaheen-1 would include the Indian capital of New Delhi. The latest tests are unlikely to aggravate tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours, since they both routinely conduct missile tests.

*AP