RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has successfully test-fired long-range Hatf IV (Shaheen 1A) ballistic missile in the Indian Ocean.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the missile’s range and technical parameters have been improved while it is capable of carrying nuclear warhead.
Pakistan has tested the long-range missile just a week after India test fired its first Inter-continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni V on April 18.
India’s indigenously built Agni-V has a range of more than 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) and is capable of carrying nuclear warhead.
President Asif Ali Zadari and Prime Minister Gilani have congratulated the scientists and the staff for the successful experiment.