Nuclear-capable Ghauri missile test-fire a breeze


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday successfully test fired a medium-range ballistic missile Ghauri (Hatf V) capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads over a distance of 1300 kilometres. The launch was conducted by the Strategic Missile Group of the Army Strategic Force Command on the culmination of a field training exercise that was aimed at testing the operational readiness of the Army Strategic Force.
“Ghauri ballistic missile is a liquid fuel missile which can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads over a distance of 1300 kilometres,” a spokesman for the Inter-Services Public Relations said. The launch was witnessed by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wyne and Strategic Plans Division Director General Lt General (r) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai. Staff Report