Pakistan tests nuclear capable Hatf-IX short range missile
Pakistan today announced that it successfully tested its short range nuclear capable missile
Hatf-IX/NASR. The missile has a range of 60km, aimed at “deterring evolving threats at shorter range”.
The military claimed the indigenously developed short range surface-to-surface multi-tube missile Hatf-IX or NASR was successful.
A military statement said the missile can carry
“nuclear warheads of appropriate yield with accuracy and possesses shoot and scoot attributes” .
Analysts have said the short-range missile was primarily aimed at deterring India’s cold start military doctrine . It is to be noted that India has been carrying a series of tests on its short range Surface to Air interceptor missile Akash in may.
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