Shaheen-II ballistic missile training launch is successful: ISPR

Pakistan Zindabad 


Pakistan successfully conducted a training launch on Thursday for Shaheen-II, a ballistic surface-to-surface missile, the ISPR said.



"The training launch was aimed at ensuring the operational readiness of the Army Strategic Forces Command. The Shaheen-II missile is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a range of 1,500 kilometres," the ISPR said.


The launch had its impact point in the Arabian Sea.


The ISPR described Shaheen-II as a "highly capable missile which fully meets Pakistan's strategic needs towards the maintenance of desired deterrence stability in the region".


At that occasion, the launch was witnessed by the director general of the Strategic Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lt Gen Qazi Muhammad Ikram Ahmad, Chairman National Engineering and Scientific Commission Dr Nabeel Hayat Malik, senior officers from the Army Strategic Forces Command, scientists and engineers of the strategic organisations.


Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and all three services chiefs congratulated the scientists and engineers on the successful training launch.


Chairman Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and all three Services Chiefs commended the scientists and engineers for their successful training launch.


President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan also expressed their congratulations over the successful launch training.


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