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Pakistan Army Successfully Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Hatf-9 (Nasr) Missile

by on 04/21/2011

PakArmy Pakistan’s military on Tuesday said it had successfully test-fired a newly developed short-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

The military said in a statement that the "Hatf-9" (also known as ‘Nasr’) missile with a range of 60 kilometres (40 miles)"could carry nuclear warheads of appropriate yields with high accuracy".

"The missile has been developed to add deterrence value to Pakistan’s strategic weapons development programme at shorter ranges," it said, adding that "this quick response system addresses the need to deter evolving threats".

Pakistan’s arsenal includes short-range, medium and long-range missiles named after Muslim conquerors.

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