Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday test fired nuclear-capable Hatf-7 cruise missile with a range of 700 km that can hit targets in India.

The test of the "indigenously developed multi-tube" cruise missile system was successful, said a statement issued by the military.

The Hatf-7 or Babur missile has stealth capabilities and can carry nuclear and conventional warheads, the military said.

The test was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee Khalid Shameem Wyne.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani congratulated the scientists and engineers on their achievement.

The military statement said a special feature of today's test was the "validation of a new multi-tube missile launch vehicle".

Apart from Gen Wyne, those who witnessed the launch included Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lt Gen (Retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai; Commander Army Strategic Force Command, Lt Gen Tariq Nadeem Gilani; and Chairman National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) Muhammad Irfan Burney.

(Agencies)