III - 'Scud' type ballistic missile - was the second nuclear-capable missile test-fired by the Pakistan army in less than two weeks, since India's launch of Agni-V.
Pakistan's reaction was to double down on developing the Hatf
IV Shaheen-1 Weapon System is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 900 kilometres.
Pakistan test fired a nuclear capable ballistic missile, Hatf
IV Shaheen-1A, last month (April 2012).
IV Shaheen-1A missile capable of "carrying nuclear and conventional warheads" was fired into the sea, Pakistan military said in a written statement.
Earlier this year it test-fired a new missile, the Hatf
IX, with a range of just 60 kilometres and specifically designed for warfare.
Pakistan's Geo TV News reported that Nasr, a multi-tube ballistic missile of Hatf
series can hit with atomic warhead up to 60kms, according to a statement by the Inter Services Public Relations, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).
The explanation of the Pakistani missiles includes Hatf
, Ghouri, Shaheen and Ghaznavai.
The Pakistani modifications, if indeed they have occurred, are reportedly more sophisticated, involving the use of GPS and terrain contour mapping systems that Pakistan has developed for its Babur or Hatf
VII cruise missile and the Ra'ad airlaunched cruise missile.
The Shaheen II, or Hatf
VI missile with a range of 2,000km, was launched from an undisclosed location on Saturday, Major-General Athar Abbas, a military spokesman, said.
Army chiefs said the successful test of the North Korean-designed Ghauri missile, also known as the Hatf
5, was routine.
The Indians tested a mid-range Agni 1 missile, and as war loomed the Pakistanis test-fired a mid-range nuclear capable Hatf
5 (Ghauri), a short-range Hatf
2 (Abdali), and a Hatf
3 (Ghaznavi) ballistic missile.