Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday successfully tested the nuclear-capable Hatf-VIII (Ra'ad) cruise missile that has a range of 350 kilometers.
The Ra'ad cruise missile has stealth capabilities, and is capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads.
The military said the launch had also tested a new automated command and control system.
The cruise missile has a range of 350 kilometers and is capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads.
"A major additional feature of today's test was the effective employment of the National Command Authority's fully automated Strategic Command and Control Support System," a military statement said.
This system has "enabled robust command and control capability of all strategic assets with round the clock situational awareness in a digitized network-centric environment to decision makers at the National Command Centre".
The successful launch has been commended by the President, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee who congratulated the scientists and engineers on their outstanding achievement.
Ra'ad's test comes two days after Pakistan carried out a test of its quick reaction tactical nuclear-capable Hatf-IX missile with a range of 60 km, aimed at 'deterring evolving threats at shorter range'.
The Hatf-VIII was the fourth missile tested by Pakistan since last month.
On April 25, Pakistan tested an improved version of the nuclear-capable Hatf-IV intermediate range ballistic missile with the range of 1,000 km.
The launch came just six days after India tested the Agni-V missile with a range of 5,000 km.
On May 10, Pakistan conducted a test of the nuclear-capable Hatf-III ballistic missile with a range of 290 km.
The launch was conducted at the conclusion of the annual field training exercise of the Army Strategic Force Command.
(With additional information from PTI)