Undisclosed location (Pakistan), Mar.9 (ANI): Pakistan test-fired its surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen III,which is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads upto a range of 2750-kilometers.
A Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) release said the test launch was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system at maximum range.
The successful launch was witnessed by senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.
Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, while congratulating the scientists and engineers on achieving yet another milestone of historic significance, termed it a major step towards strengthening Pakistan’s deterrence capability.
The ISPR press release quoted him, as saying that he appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of scientists who contributed whole heartedly to make the launch a success.
He also expressed full confidence about the Strategic Command and Control System and the Strategic Forces’ capability to safeguard the security of Pakistan, said the press release.
Pakistan and India conduct missile tests regularly and inform each other in advance.