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Pakistan sending mixed signals to India – Indian defence expert

An Indian defence expert said Pakistan was sending "contradictory signals" after it conducted a missile test on Thursday (May 23) as Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated India's Narendra Modi for an election victory.

Khan congratulated Modi for a triumphant victory that returned him 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 earlier announced that it had 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.

Khan’s message follows months of tension between the two countries, which came close to war in February over the disputed region of Kashmir, which both sides have claimed since independence from Britain in 1947.

(Production: Vin Shahrestani)

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