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Less than a week after India's successful test of a long-range nuclear-capable missile, Pakistan announced Wednesday that it has launched a rocket of its own.
The Associated Press reports that Pakistan successfully tested an upgraded, intermediate-range, nuclear-capable missile that will "further consolidate and strengthen Pakistan's deterrence abilities," according to nuclear program chief Lt. Gen. Khalid Ahmed Kidwai. The test missile was launched into the sea.
As the AFP explains, the missile is possibly the longest-range missile in Pakistan's arsenal, and is believed to be capable of reaching up to 1,550 to 1,850 miles away, which would put most of India in reach.
Both countries have routinely carried out missile tests since demonstrating nuclear capability in 1998.