Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable cruise missile

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s military said it successfully test fired a cruise missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.An army statement said the air-launched missile was fired on Friday.It said the missile, named Hatf-VIII, was developed in Pakistan and has a range of 220 miles (350 kilometres).Pakistan routinely tests nuclear-capable missiles that are designed to match those of nuclear-armed India.The two nations have fought three wars since gaining independence from Britain in 1947. – Dawn