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Pakistan Test-Fires Ballistic Missile Hatf IV Shaheen-IA

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Rawalpindi: Pakistan has successfully test-fired the long range ballistic missile Hatf IV (Shaheen-IA) in the Indian Ocean, private TV channel reported Wednesday. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) the missile is capable of carrying heavy nuclear warheads.

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The long range ballistic missile range and technical parameters have been improved, a press release from ISPR said.

The missile test was expected from the Pakistani side after India test –fired its Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni V on April 18 and Pakistan has tested the long-range missile just a week after the Indian Missile test.

India’s indigenously built Agni-V has a range of more than 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) and is capable of carrying nuclear warhead.

 

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