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Pakistan Announces Successful Test of Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile

Voice of America News reports: “Pakistan said Wednesday that it had successfully test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the Arabian Sea, aimed at ‘revalidating’ the weapon’s operational and technical parameters.

The Shaheen III surface-to-surface missile, which the country first fired in 2015, can carry nuclear and conventional warheads up to 2,750 kilometers.

The range, analysts said, enables the solid-fueled, multistage rocket to reach targets anywhere in neighboring India, Pakistan’s archrival, and in parts of the Middle East.

The military said its top commanders, including the head of the Strategic Plans Division (SPD) that oversees Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program, witnessed Wednesday’s ‘successful flight test, with its impact point in the Arabian Sea.’ It shared no further details…”

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