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Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable missile
(Reuters)
Updated: 2004-03-09 15:08

Pakistan test-fired on Tuesday an intermediate-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile, which could reach all the cities in neighboring India.

State-owned Pakistan Television announced that the missile could travel 1,250 miles and carry all kinds of warheads.


A military transporter displays a Shaheen-II ballistic missile during the Pakistan Day parade in the capital Islamabad in this March 23, 2000 file photo. [Reuters]

Pakistan says its weapons program is a response to that of nuclear-armed rival India, with which it has fought three wars since independence in 1947. The test came after Israel last week concluded a deal to sell India a strategic airborne radar system despite warming ties between Islamabad and New Delhi.

 
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