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Pakistan tests cruise missile successfully

Pakistan tests cruise missile successfully

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan successfully tested a nuclear-capable cruise missile with a range of 600 kilometers on Thursday. According to an ISPR statement, Pakistan conducted a successful test fire of the indigenously developed Cruise Missile Hatf-VII (Babur) having a range of 600 kms.
It stated that Babur, which could carry strategic and conventional warheads, is a low flying, terrain hugging missile with high maneuverability, pin point accuracy and radar avoidance features. It added

US sanctions Iranian, Turkish firms for missile aid

WASHINGTON – The US Treasury on Tuesday blacklisted six individuals and five business entities in Iran and Turkey for providing materials and support to Iran’s ballistic missile development efforts.
The sanctions target a procurement network that has facilitated more than $7 million in transactions for Aerospace Industries Organisation, which oversees all of Iran’s missile industries, the Treasury said in a statement. The actions ban US entities from transactions with the

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

Pakistan successfully tests Hatf-V ballistic missile

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Tuesday successfully conducted the training launch of the medium-range ballistic missile Hatf V (Ghauri), Inter-Services Public Relations announced.
The Strategic Missile Group of the Army Strategic Force Command conducted the launch on the culmination of a field training exercise that was aimed at testing the operational readiness of the armed forces.
Ghauri ballistic missile is a liquid fuel missile which can carry both conventional and nuclear

Indian test of N-capable missile fails

BHUBANESWAR: India’s maiden test of an upgraded version of its nuclear-capable, medium-range Agni-II ballistic missile ended in failure on Friday, when the missile dropped into the Bay of Bengal.
The surface-to-surface “Agni-II plus” was fired from a mobile rail launcher on Wheeler Island off the coast of the western state of Orissa.
“Shortly after initial take off, it deviated from its course and fell into the sea,” an official with the Defence Research and Development

India test-fires N-ballistic missile

NEW DELHI: India successfully tested an upgraded version of its most powerful nuclear-capable missile on Thursday during an army training exercise, a Defence Ministry official said.
Pakistan and India regularly test missiles, and normally give each other advance notice for long-range launches. Islamabad was informed ahead of Thursday’s test as part of “standard practice”, ministry spokesman Sitanshu Kar said.
The upgraded Agni I – with a 435-mile range – was fired from a

Medvedev to discuss missile defence at NATO summit

DEAUVILLE: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agreed on Tuesday to attend next month’s NATO summit and said Moscow was prepared to discuss the Alliance’s proposed anti-missile shield.
Medvedev was speaking in the elegant French seaside resort of Deauville after talks with French and German leaders that were partly overshadowed by news of a bloody separatist attack in the Russian republic of Chechnya. President Nicolas Sarkozy and Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted Medvedev in order

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