RAWALPINDI: Pakistan successfully completed the “training launch” of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-1, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Monday.
The head of the military’s media wing, in a tweet, said that the missile is “capable of delivering all types of warheads upto range of 650 kilometres”.
“The launch was aimed at testing operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC), ensuring Pakistan’s credible minimum deterrence,” he added.
The training launch was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, Chairman NESCOM, senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Army Strategic Forces Command, scientists and engineers.
Troops displayed a high standard of proficiency in handling and operating the potent weapon system, ensuring Pakistan’s credible minimum deterrence.