An army statement said the air-launched missile was fired on Friday. — Photo by AP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's military said it successfully test fired a cruise missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

An army statement said the air-launched missile was fired on Friday.

It said the missile, named Hatf-VIII, was developed in Pakistan and has a range of 220 miles (350 kilometres).

Pakistan routinely tests nuclear-capable missiles that are designed to match those of nuclear-armed India.

The two nations have fought three wars since gaining independence from Britain in 1947. ?

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