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November 28, 2012

Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile

by VOA News

Pakistan says it has successfully test-fired a nuclear capable missile with a range of 1,300 kilometers.

The military said the medium-range ballistic missile "Hatf V (Ghauri)" was launched Wednesday at an undisclosed location.

It said the "test consolidates and strengthens Pakistan's deterrence capability and national security."

Pakistan and its arch-rival and neighbor India, which is also nuclear armed, routinely test their missiles and generally notify each other about test dates.  

The two countries have fought three wars since they gained independence from Britain in 1947.