The Pakistani military said on Wednesday that, as a liquid fuel missile, the Hatf-V Ghauri missile with a range of up to 1,300 kilometers (about 805 miles), could also carry conventional warheads.
It was Pakistan’s eighth missile test so far in 2012. Two months ago, the country tested a Hatf-VII with a range of 700 kilometers (about 435 miles).
The Hatf-VII or Babur missile was test-fired from a multi-tube launch vehicle in an undisclosed location on September 17.
India and Pakistan have routinely carried out missile tests since both demonstrated nuclear weapons capability in 1998. The two neighbors have engaged in an arms race since the partition of Pakistan from India in 1947.
Both neighbors have refused to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and other international regulatory pacts that restrict developing or testing nuclear weapons.
India considers the NPT as discriminatory, while Pakistan has indicated that it will not join the international treaty until its neighbor does so.