Pakistan has conducted successful test fire medium ballistic missile Hatf IV Shaheen 1A 2604121

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Defense News - Pakistan

 
 
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 07:15 AM
 
Pakistan has conducted a successful test fire of a medium-range ballistic missile Hatf IV Shaheen 1A

Pakistan said Wednesday, April 25, 2012, that it had conducted a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile Hatf IV (Shaheen 1A) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, just days after its arch-rival India tested a longer-range missile.

     
Pakistan said Wednesday, April 25, 2012, that it had conducted a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile Hatf IV (Shaheen 1A) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, just days after its arch-rival India tested a longer-range missile.
Pakistan, April 25, 2012, successfully test-fired long-range Hatf IV (Shaheen 1A) ballistic missile in the Indian Ocean.

     

The Pakistani military said in a statement that the launch of the improved version of the Shaheen-1 missile was successful and that its impact point was at sea.

The new version of the missile "will further consolidate and strengthen Pakistan's deterrence abilities," the statement said, citing Lt. Gen. Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, head of the military's Strategic Plans Division.

India said last week that it had successfully carried out the maiden test flight of its longest-range nuclear-capable missile, which can apparently travel more than 5,000 kilometers..

The Pakistani military's statement did not give details on the range of the missile that it fired Wednesday. The Shaheen-1 missile that it tested in 2010 was able to hit a target about 650 kilometers away.

 

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