Pakistan tests ballistic missile

imgPakistan on Monday conducted a successful test launch of Shaheen-III Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile, capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2,750 Kilometers, the military said.

According to a press release by Pakistan military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the test launch was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system at maximum range.

Senior officers from Strategic Plans Division (SPD), strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations witnessed the successful launch with its impact point in the Arabian Sea.

Director General SPD, 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.

He showed his full confidence over the Strategic Command and Control System and the Strategic Forces’ capability to safeguard security of the Mother Land against any aggression.

President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sahrif also warmly appreciated the successful test launch and achievement of this Range milestone and congratulated the scientists and engineers on their outstanding achievement