Pakistan Test-Fires N-Capable Hatf Missile

Pakistan on Monday test-fired the nuclear-capable Hatf-II short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile that can hit targets in India as part of the process of validating its land-based missile systems.

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

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday test-fired the nuclear-capable Hatf-II short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile that can hit targets in India as part of the process of validating its land-based missile systems.

The test was conducted successfully, a military statement said. The Hatf-II or Abdali has a range of 180 km and can carry nuclear and conventional warheads with "high accuracy" . The Hatf-II "provides an operational level capability to Pakistan's strategic forces, additional to the strategic and tactical level capability which it already possesses" , the statement said.