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Pak successfully test fires 'Ghauri Hataf-V' ballistic missile

December 21, 2010 - Rawalpindi

Pakistan has successfully test-fired its ballistic missile- Ghauri Hataf-V.

A spokesman for the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated that the missile is capable of carrying all kinds of warheads, Geo News reported.

The test-firing of Ghauri Hataf-V, which has a range of 1300 kilometers, was a normal experiment to identify its capability, it added.

Meanwhile, President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani have congratulated the Pakistan Army and the whole nation on the successful test-firing of the ballistic missile.

Earlier in March, Pakistan had reportedly test-fired a number of missiles and torpedoes, acquired from other countries, from ships and submarines in the Arabian Sea.

A statement issued by the Pakistan Navy had described the tests as 'successful', without disclosing much about the range or other technical details of the weapons fired.

"Pakistan navy fleet today tested its fire power in the north Arabian Sea to assess lethality, precision and efficacy of its weapon system," the statement said.

The tests included anti-surface missiles from an F-22P frigate, acquired recently from China, air-to-surface missiles from P-3C aircraft and sub surface-to-surface missiles from Agosta 90B submarines, which were bought from France.


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