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Pakistan successfully test-fired Nuclear Capable Hatf 9 Missile

International Current Affairs 2012. Pakistan on 29 May 2012 successfully test-fired a short-range Hatf 9 (Nasr) missile. The missile which has a range of 60 kilometers

May 30, 2012 18:46 IST

Pakistan on 29 May 2012 successfully test-fired a short-range Hatf 9 (Nasr) missile. The missile which has a range of 60 kilometers is capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

The missile test can be seen as a major development in Pakistan's deterrence capability at all levels of the threat spectrum. It was Pakistan's third ballistic missile test since April 2012, after India successfully test-fired the inter-continental Agni 5 missile.

Pakistan, on 25 April 2012 had tested an improved version of the nuclear-capable Hatf-IV with a range of 1000 km while the nuclear-capable Hatf-III, with a range of 290 km, was tested on 10 May 2012.