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India Tests Nuclear-Capable Missiles


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India says it has successfully test-fired two nuclear-capable missiles.

Defense sources say the Prithvi-II missiles were fired Monday from a test range in Chandipur in eastern Orissa state.

The missile has a range of about 220 kilometers and can carry a 500-kilogram warhead.

Analysts say Monday's test is considered routine and unlikely to aggravate tensions with longtime rival Pakistan.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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