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DATE=4/15/99 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT NUMBER=2-248120 TITLE=PAK MISSILE TEST / L BYLINE=SCOTT ANGER DATELINE=ISLAMABAD CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: PAKISTAN CONDUCTED ITS SECOND MISSILE TEST IN TWO DAYS IN RESPONSE TO A MISSILE TEST SUNDAY BY INDIA. AS CORRESPONDENT SCOTT ANGER REPORTS, PAKISTAN SAYS THURSDAY'S LAUNCH CONCLUDES -- FOR NOW -- A SERIES OF TEST FLIGHTS INVOLVING THE TWO TYPES OF ROCKETS IT MAINTAINS IN ITS ARSENAL. TEXT: PAKISTAN SAYS THE PREVIOUSLY-UNTESTED SHAHEEN MISSILE SUCCESSFULLY SOARED TO A TARGET IN THE ARABIAN SEA, FROM A BASE ON PAKISTAN'S SOUTHERN COAST. OFFICIALS SAY THE SURFACE-TO-SURFACE, SHORT-RANGE MISSILE HAS A 600-KILOMETER RANGE AND CAN BE TIPPED WITH ANY TYPE OF WARHEAD. PAKISTAN'S FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYS THE SHAHEEN WILL HELP MAINTAIN A STRATEGIC BALANCE IN SOUTH ASIA AND STRENGTHEN THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL SECURITY. THE TEST CONCLUDES PAKISTAN'S MISSILE TRIALS, WHICH BEGAN WEDNESDAY WHEN PAKISTAN TEST-FIRED THE GHAURI-TWO LONG RANGE MISSILE IN RESPONSE TO INDIA'S TESTING THE AGNI-TWO MISSILE, SUNDAY. INDIA AND PAKISTAN HAVE BEEN LOCKED IN AN ARMS RACE SINCE BOTH COUNTRIES CONDUCTED BACK-TO-BACK NUCLEAR TESTS LAST YEAR. PAKISTAN NOTIFIED INDIA BEFORE THE TEST, IN ACCORDANCE WITH AN AGREEMENT SIGNED IN FEBRUARY. THE ADVANCE NOTIFICATION IS AIMED AT PREVENTING AN ACCIDENTAL NUCLEAR CONFLICT BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES, WHICH HAVE FOUGHT THREE WARS IN THE LAST 50-YEARS. THE UNITED STATES, RUSSIA AND JAPAN HAVE EXPRESSED REGRET OVER THE CURRENT TESTS. (SIGNED) NEB / SA / WD / WD 15-Apr-99 4:00 AM EDT (0800 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .