Pakistan successfully test fired a long-range ballistic missile, capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads. The military confirmed the Shaheen II missile hit its target "with complete accuracy".
“The missile Hatf-VI (Shaheen-2) has a range of 2000 km (1,200 miles) and can carry both nuclear and conventional warheads,” the military said in a statement.
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani watched the test of the surface-to-surface missile and congratulated engineers and scientists for achieving an “important milestone” in
The South Asian neighbours, who conducted tit-for-tat nuclear weapons tests in 1998, inform each other of missile tests in advance.
The military cited Gilani as saying the missile and nuclear programme enjoyed complete national consensus and would continue to be consolidated and strengthened.
“He made it clear that
Gilani also gave an assurance that the country’s defence needs would remain a high priority with the elected government, the military said.
Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee is due to visit
Date created : 2008-04-19