Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Pakistan tests missile

Pakistan has recently tested a nuclear capable missile:

Pakistan has tested a nuclear-capable missile which could hit targets deep in neighbouring India.

It was the first test of the Shaheen II missile, which Pakistan says has a range of 2,000km and can carry nuclear and conventional warheads.

The test follows recent disclosures that a Pakistani scientist sold nuclear secrets to North Korea, Libya and Iran.


The launch of the missile comes after Israel concluded a deal last week to sell India a strategic airborne radar system, despite closer ties between Delhi and Islamabad.

It also coincides with the first Indian cricket tour to Pakistan for 14 years, and the start of a fresh round of talks on launching a bus service between the Indian state of Rajasthan and the Pakistani province of Sindh.


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