ISLAMABAD - Pakistan successfully test fired its short-range surface-to-surface (STS) ballistic missile Hataf-2 (Abdali) on Friday. The missile test was conducted as part of the process of validation and technical improvements in the land based ballistic missile systems. Hataf-2 (Abdali) with a range of 180 kilometres can carry nuclear as well as conventional warheads with high accuracy. Agencies add: India tested two short-range nuclear-capable missiles along its eastern coast on Friday. One missile named Dhanush, which means archers bow in Sanskrit, was fired Friday morning from a naval ship in the Bay of Bengal off eastern Orissa state. The second missile, the Prithvi II, or Earth, blasted off soon afterwards from a testing range at Chandipur-on-Sea, 200 km northeast of Bhubaneswar, Orissas state capital. The test of both missiles was successful and met all mission objectives, test range director SP Dash told AFP.