Pakistan tests nuclear capable missile; Pakistan and China sign MoU’s at SCO Summit
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  • (JUNE 4-10)

    According to reports, Pakistan on June 5, 2012, tested a fifth nuclear-capable missile since April 25, 2012. The Hatf VII cruise missile has a range of 700 kilometres, can carry conventional warheads and has stealth capabilities, the military said. It described the “low flying, terrain hugging missile with high maneuverability” as having “pinpoint accuracy” and “radar avoidance features”. 1

    In another development, according to reports, Pakistan and China signed three memoranda of understanding and an agreement on June 6, 2012 as President Asif Ali Zardari attended the 12th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Beijing. The MoUs encompass the supply of water from Tarbela to Islamabad, the establishment of a special economic zone in Zulfikarabad and the building of 6,000 apartments in I-15 sector on private public partnership basis, as well as an agreement for the de-silting of canals and barrages in Sindh. 2