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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Pakistan Successfully Tests Ra'ad Cruise Missile; Will it Counter India's Nirbhay?

In news that could rattle some nerves on the eastern side of the Pakistani border, Pakistan successfully tested Ra'ad air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) or HatF 8 a couple of days ago.

Pakistan has claimed that this cruise missile had a "successful Flight Test" and the missile was "indigenously developed," according to a statement from Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The testing of this missile comes after India's successful test of its nuclear-capable canister launch Agni 5 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), which has a range of more than 5,000 kms.

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