Islamabad: Pakistan will test fire a new nuclear-capable missile by the end of this month, a media report said on Saturday.

The surface-to-surface `Nasr' missile has a 180-km range and a high degree of accuracy.

The army has completed preparations for it, said sources.

Pakistan April 25 successfully test-fired an intermediate range nuclear-capable missile, less than a week after India tested a 5,000-km range missile.

The missile was capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads. In March, Pakistan test-fired a nuclear-capable short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

The Hatf-2 missile can travel up to 180 km and deliver nuclear as well as conventional warheads with high accuracy. Pakistan's missile repertory includes Hatf ballistic missiles and its variants, Ghaznavi short-range ballistic missile, Ghauri and Shaheen medium and intermediate range ballistic missiles,

Babur cruise missiles and Baktar-Shikan anti-tank guided missile, most of which have been developed with China's help.


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