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Pakistan successfully test-fires Hatf-IV ballistic missile

April 10, 2013

The image shows a successful test fire of a missile by Pakistan. — Photo by Online/File

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Wednesday conducted a successful launch of intermediate range ballistic missile Hatf-IV (Shaheen-1).

The missile incorporates a series of improvements in range and technical parameters of the existing warhead and is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 900 kilometres, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement.

Wednesday’s launch, with its impact point at sea, was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General (retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Chairman Nescom Muhammad Irfan Burney and other senior military officers, scientists and engineers