Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan said it successfully test-fired a cruise missile Thursday capable of delivering nuclear warheads deep into India.
"The test will consolidate Pakistan's strategic capability and strengthen national security," a military statement said, without providing details.
The military says it has extended the range of the missile, first tested in 2005, to 435 miles — enough to reach New Delhi, the capital of archrival India.
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz congratulated the scientists and engineers involved in the project, the statement said.
It didn't identify the site of the test, the second of the Babur model this year.
In February, Pakistan test-fired a new version of its long-range nuclear-capable missile, Hatf VI or Shaheen II, which has a range of 1,245 miles.