Ballistic missile can carry nuclear, conventional warheads
Pakistan conducted the successful test launch of the Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, says a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relation. The missile is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2,750 kms.
The statement further added that the test flight was aimed at revalidating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system.
The successful flight test, with its impact point in the Arabian Sea, was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, Chairman NESCOM and the scientists and engineers.
President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Services Chiefs have congratulated scientists and engineers.
Earlier on January 12, Pakistan Navy had demonstrated combat readiness and warfighting capabilities through live weapon firing exercise held at the North Arabian Sea.
The spokesperson of the Pakistan Navy had said that anti-ship missiles and torpedoes fired from Naval submarines have successfully engaged intended targets during the exercise. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi had witnessed the live weapon firing and expressed satisfaction over the operational readiness of the Pakistan Navy fleet.