facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Pakistan test-fires nuclear capable missile

May 31, 2012 at 12:20 PM   |   Comments

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 31 (UPI) -- Pakistan Thursday test-fired a cruise missile that can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads, the army said.

The Hatf-VIII air-launched missile has range of more than 217 miles, Dawn News reported.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani congratulated the scientists who worked on the missile.

It marked Pakistan's second missile test this week.

The Indo-Asian News Service reported Pakistan Tuesday test-fired a surface-to-surface Hatf IX missile, which has a range of about 27 miles and can carry nuclear warheads.

India and Pakistan have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947.

Both countries have nuclear weapons capability.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence
2
Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom
3
Eight people killed in mass shooting in Northern Florida Eight people killed in mass shooting in Northern Florida
4
Phoenix airport reopens after lockdown
5
JetBlue plane makes emergency landing JetBlue plane makes emergency landing
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback