Pakistan test fires Hataf-2

Pakistan on Friday said it had successfully tested its short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Hataf-2 (Abdali) as part of the ongoing process of validation and technical improvements in the nation's Land Based Ballistic Missile Systems.

According to a statement put out by Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations, Hataf-2 has a range of 180 km and can carry nuclear as well as conventional warheads.

The test was conducted at an undisclosed place in the presence of the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Khalid Shameem Wynne, and other senior officers of the strategic organisations.

The Abdali weapons system, according to General Wynne, provided Pakistan with an operational level capability in addition to the strategic level capability.