Pakistan tests nuclear-capable ballistic missile

April 25, 2012

ISLAMABAD, April 25 — Pakistan successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile today, the military said, less than a week after rival India tested a missile capable of delivering nuclear warheads as far as Beijing and eastern Europe.

Pakistan’s Shaheen-1A is an intermediate range ballistic missile, capable of reaching targets in India. Military officials declined to specify the range of the missile.

The missile’s impact point was in the Indian Ocean.

India and Pakistan have fought three full-scale wars since they were carved out of British India in 1947. They conduct missile tests regularly and inform each other in advance. — Reuters

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