Pakistan on Tuesday "successfully" test - fired indigenously - developed surface - to - surface nuclear capable missile, Ababeel, with a range of 2, 200 km, an official said.
"Pakistan successfully conducted first flight test of SSM Ababeel, Range 2, 200 kilometres, " Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of Inter - Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The missile is capable of delivering multiple warheads, using Multiple Independent Re - entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology.
"The test flight was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system, " Maj Gen Ghafoor said in a statement.
"Ababeel is capable of carrying nuclear warheads and has the capability to engage multiple targets with high precision, defeating the enemy's hostile radars, " it added.
The development of Ababeel Weapon System was aimed at ensuring survivability of Pakistan's ballistic missiles in the growing regional Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) environment.
"This will further reinforce deterrence, " he said.
The development comes over two weeks after indigenously - developed submarine - launched cruise missile Babur - III was successfully test - fired.
The Babur weapons system incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy at a range of 700 km, according to ISPR.
It has been described as a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads.