Pakistan tests surface-to-surface Shaheen-III ballistic missile

RAWALPINDI – Pakistan on Friday conducted a successful flight test of Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, with a maximum range of 2750 kilometres.

The test flight was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system. The flight test with its impact point in the Arabian Sea, validating all the desired parameters was witnessed by senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, armed forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations, according to a press release issued by ISPR here.

Strategic Plans Division Director General Lieutenant General Mazhar Jamil congratulated the scientists and engineers on achieving a significant milestone in complementing the deterrence capability. He said that Pakistan desires peaceful co-existence in the region for which nuclear deterrence would further strengthen strategic stability in South Asia. He appreciated the technical progress, dedication and commitment of scientists who contributed whole heatedly to make this launch a success.

Jamil expressed his full confidence over the strategic command and control system of the Pakistan Army and its operational preparedness to defend against any aggressive design. President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have congratulated the scientists and engineers on conducting successful missile test.


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