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Musharraf approves another missile test

Xinhuanet 2002-10-07 14:39:43

¡¡¡¡ISLAMABAD, Oct. 7 (Xinhuanet) -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has approved the test of another ballistic missile of the Shaheen series, which will be carried out on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

¡¡¡¡According to the Rawalpindi-based daily newspaper "The News" on Monday, the missile will have solid fuel with a range of 800 kilometers and a speed of 100 kilometers per minute.

¡¡¡¡"After its successful test, all the Indian defense sites will be within its range," said the newspaper.

¡¡¡¡Quoting highly placed sources, the report said the accuracy of the new missile is stated to be between 25 to 50 meters. The missile will take off from Sonmiani test site near Karachi and hitits target near Sandhak, an area close to the Pak-Afghan border.

¡¡¡¡Civil and military monitoring teams present at the target sitewill submit their reports about the missile's accuracy. A team of scientists headed by Samar Mubarak, chairman of National Engineering and Scientific Commission, has already reached the test site. Enditem


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