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Launch of Pakistani Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile Successful

Launch of Pakistani Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile Successful

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On Monday, Pakistan conducted the training launch of its surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-1 which turned out successful, according to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The ISPR claimed that the launch took place as part of a training exercise ‘aimed at testing the operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command’.

The launch was witnessed by a host of people including the general Strategic Forces Command, NESCOM Chairman, senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, Army Strategic Forces Command and scientists and engineers who worked on the project.

According to the ISPR, ‘troops displayed a high standard of proficiency in handling and operating the potent weapon system, ensuring Pakistan’s credible minimum deterrence’.

The Military’s media wing has stated that Shaheen-1 can deliver a variety of warheads up to a range of 650 kilometres.

In August, Pakistan had successfully carried out the night training launch of another SSBM called Ghaznavi.

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