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Pakistan conducts fifth missile test in weeks

world Updated: Jun 05, 2012 23:40 IST

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Pakistan on Tuesday tested a fifth nuclear-capable missile since India launched a new long-range weapon capable of hitting China just over six weeks ago.

The Hatf VII cruise missile has a range of 700 km, can carry conventional warheads and has stealth capabilities.

It described the “low flying, terrain hugging missile with high maneuverability” as having “pinpoint accuracy” and “radar avoidance features”.

Tuesday’s test was Pakistan’s fifth of a nuclear-capable missile since April 25.

On April 20, India successfully test fired the Agni V capable of delivering a one-tonne nuclear warhead anywhere in rival China, marking a major advance in its military capabilities.