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    Pakistan Test-Fires Nuclear Missile
    Pakistan Successfully Test-Fires Short-Range Missile Capable of Carrying Nuclear Warhead

    By MUNIR AHMAD

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Mar 31, 2007 (AP)— Pakistan successfully tested an indigenous short-range, nuclear-capable missile on Saturday, the military said.

    The surface-to-surface Abdali ballistic missile with a range of 125 miles was launched from an undisclosed location inside Pakistan. The missile "can carry all types of warheads," the military said in a statement issued from Rawalpindi, a garrison city near the capital, Islamabad.

    The military did not provide any further details, but Pakistan and its nuclear-armed rival, neighboring India, routinely test missiles.

    Pakistan's latest comes about a week after India tested its indigenously developed air-to-air Astra missile, with a range of up to 50 miles.

    Pakistan and India have fought two of three wars over the mountainous Kashmir region, which is divided between the two countries but claimed in entirety by both, after gaining independence from Britain 1947.

    India became a declared atomic power in 1974, while Pakistan first carried out underground nuclear tests in 1998 in response to the tests done by New Delhi, rejecting pleas from world leaders at the time.

    India's and Pakistan's short, medium and long-range missiles are able to hit targets within each other's territory.

    Pakistan named its Abdali missile after Ahmad Shah Abdali, an 18th-century Afghan king who attacked India and was accused of plundering the country's riches.

    Pakistan-India relations have improved since 2004, when they began a peace process in an effort to resolve differences, including the one over Kashmir.

    The leaders from Pakistan and India will meet next week on the sidelines of a regional summit in New Delhi. The two countries are main members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, or SAARC, which will hold its annual summit in New Delhi on April 3-4.

    Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2997511&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312

    Pakistan test-fires short-range missile capable of carrying nuclear warhead

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan successfully tested an indigenous short-range, nuclear-capable missile on Saturday, the military said.
    The surface-to-surface Abdali ballistic missile — with a range of 125 miles — was launched from an undisclosed location inside Pakistan. The missile "can carry all types of warheads," the military said in a statement issued from Rawalpindi, a garrison city near the capital, Islamabad.

    The military did not provide any further details, but Pakistan and its nuclear-armed rival, neighboring India, routinely test missiles.

    Pakistan's latest comes about a week after India tested its indigenously developed air-to-air Astra missile, with a range of up to 50 miles.

    Pakistan and India have fought two of three wars over the mountainous Kashmir region, which is divided between the two countries but claimed in entirety by both, after gaining independence from Britain 1947.

    FIND MORE STORIES IN: Pakistan | India | Islamabad | Kashmir | New Delhi | Rawalpindi | South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation | Abdali
    India became a declared atomic power in 1974, while Pakistan first carried out underground nuclear tests in 1998 in response to the tests done by New Delhi, rejecting pleas from world leaders at the time.

    India's and Pakistan's short, medium and long-range missiles are able to hit targets within each other's territory.

    Pakistan named its Abdali missile after Ahmad Shah Abdali, an 18th-century Afghan king who attacked India and was accused of plundering the country's riches.

    Pakistan-India relations have improved since 2004, when they began a peace process in an effort to resolve differences, including the one over Kashmir.

    The leaders from Pakistan and India will meet next week on the sidelines of a regional summit in New Delhi. The two countries are main members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, or SAARC, which will hold its annual summit in New Delhi on April 3-4.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-03-31-pakistan-missile_N.htm?csp=34
     
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    :flag: :tup: chief cant we increase the range of this missile say by 50 to 100 km.
     
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    The original Abdali-I missile started development in 1987 and was first displayed in 1989. The Abdali-I program has been halted due to technical problems with guidance and control systems. Since the program was restarted with a new design in 1997, it has been flight tested in 2002 and 2005. As for its status; it is currently deployed and under production.

    we have different missile for different ranges; I think they were verifying technical parameters like improved CEP or more efficient propellant
     
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    Its a short range tactical ballistic missile for a reason. :) For longer ranges we have other missiles, this will be used for other purposes. ;)
     
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    Apart from the ballistic missiles and the cruise missile....does Pakistan manufacture it's own air to air missiles?
     
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    No...It doesnt.
     
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    most of our air-to-air missiles come from either the US or China
     
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    Pakistan will soon be able to manufacture SD-10 advanced medium range air-to-air missile.