Living on donations, Pak test fires nuclear capable missile

Posted By: Biswajeet Panda
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Islamabad, Mar 11: What would you expect of an impoverished nation unable to protect its minorities and with a large chunk of its population increasingly rendered unable to secure the basic needs of food, clothes and shelter?

Battered by natural disasters and made to bleed everyday by home-grown militants, the last thing you can expect of that country is to test nuclear capable missiles. And no rewards fo guessing which country it is. Of course Pakistan.

Pakistan's military said on Mar 11 that the country has test fired a nuclear capable, short range, surface to surface missile. It is christened as Hatf-2.

The second member in the Hatf family of ballistic missiles, Hatf-2 can cover a distance of 180km. Informing about the succesful test of the missile, Pakistan's all-powerful military said in a statement, "Hatf-2 can carry nuclear as well as conventional warheads with high accuracy."

The test comes close on the heels of India's successful testing of Dhanush and Prithvi.

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