Pak follows Ind, tests nuclear-capable Hatf-III missile

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Islamabad, May 10: Pakistan continues to follow India's footsteps. The country tested its nuclear-capable ballistic missile Hatf-III on Thursday, May 10. The move came just three weeks after India test-fired its ballistic missile Agni-V.

Hatf-III Ghaznavi was launched successfully on the final day of the annual field training exercise of Army Strategic Force Command.

The country tested the missile with a range of 290 kilometers (180 miles). This was the second time when Pakistan test-fired its ballistic missile in the last two weeks. The country launched another intermediate-range missile on Apr 25.

However, the rest of the world especially India, US and China are continuously watching its weapons programmes.

India launched its first Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), Agni-V from Wheeler Island, Odisha on Apr 19. Agni-V has a range of 5,000 kilometres.

With the launch of Agni-V, India entered an elite club that includes United States, Russia and China. According to reports, the missile is so efficient and powerful that it can target most parts of Asia, including the northernmost parts of China and large parts of Europe as well.

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