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Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Pakistan has test fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile, military officials say, less than a week after India also test-launched a long-range missile.

The military said the test of the Shaheen 1-A, an intermediate-range missile capable of reaching targets in India, was successful.

India and Pakistan have fought three wars since 1947.

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool describes the significance of the test for Pakistan, and the affect it could have on relations with its neighbours.

  • 25 Apr 2012
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