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Pakistan tests nuclear-capable Hatf-VIII missile

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Islamabad: Pakistan Thursday test-fired its nuclear-capable cruise missile Hatf-VIII, the army said.

‘Pakistan today conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile, Hatf-VIII (Ra'ad),’ the army said in a statement.

Hatf-VIII has a range of about 350 km and can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads with pin-point accuracy.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani have congratulated the experts on the successful tests of Hatf-VIII.

It was Pakistan's second missile test this week.

On Tuesday, Pakistan successfully test-fired its surface-to-surface Hatf IX missile. It has a range of 60 km and can carry nuclear warheads.

IANS

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