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Pakistan says wants peace with India; army conducts missile test

Pakistan FM Shah Mehmud was speaking on Wednesday at the sidelines of SCO meet in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, when he said they want to have good relations with India.

James Mackenzie | Reuters  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan has signalled a willingness to open peace talks with India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears set to return to power in New Delhi after an election fought in the shadow of renewed confrontation between the nuclear-armed enemies. But in a possible warning to India, Pakistan also announced that it has conducted a training launch of a Shaheen II, surface-to-surface ballistic missile, which it said is capable of delivering conventional and nuclear weapons at a range of up to 1,500 miles. “Shaheen II is a highly capable missile which fully meets Pakistan’s ...

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First Published: Thu, May 23 2019. 14:13 IST