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Pak claims test firing of new anti-tank missile

world Updated: Dec 06, 2010 15:21 IST

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The Pakistan Army has carried out test firing of a new indigenous anti-tank missile from a site near Jehlum, about 100 kilometres east of the capital.

The test successfully met all trial parameters, Kyodo reported quoting a Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press statement.

Daily Times quoting Pakistani Army officials claimed that with the successful test firing at the Tilla range, "Pakistan has taken an edge over the rivals in conventional warfare".

Kyodo said Khan Research Laboratory, named after disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, developed an anti-tank missile in the early 1990s using a remote-controlled, wire-guided system with a 3,000-metre range.

But authoritative sources told Kyodo News the version of anti-tank missile tested on Sunday is equipped with an automatic guidance system, without wires, and has a greater range.

No additional information about the new missile was given.

Earlier media reports had said Pakistan acquired and modified a Chinese anti-tank missile, which it has named Bakhtar Shikan.