Pakistan’s military says it has successfully test-fired a cruise missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
An army statement says the Hatf-VII or Babur missile, which has a range of 700km, was test-fired from a specially equipped vehicle in an undisclosed location Monday.
The military statement said the missile had stealth features and could fly very close to the ground.
Pakistan had tested the missile in the past. Senior army officials and scientists attended Monday’s test launch.
Pakistan and its nuclear-armed rival, neighbouring India, routinely test different versions of their missiles.
The two countries have fought three wars since they gained independence from Britain in 1947.