Pakistan test fires Hatf-7 cruise missile-:
Pakistan on Friday test fired nuclear-capable Hatf-7 cruise missile with a range of 700 km. A statement issued by the military said the test of the indigenously developed multi-tube cruise missile system was successful.
Pakistan military said the Hatf-7 or Babur missile has stealth capabilities and can carry nuclear and conventional warheads.The missile with a range of 700 km can carry both nuclear and conventional warheads. "The test will consolidate Pakistan's strategic deterrence capability and further strengthen national security," the statement said.The test was aimed at validating the "design parameters of the weapon system."The military said a "special feature" of the launch was the validation of a "new multi-tube missile launch vehicle".