Pakistan successfully conducts training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-I

According to a press release issued by the ISPR , Pakistan on Monday 18th November 2019 conducted a successful training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile (SSBM) Shaheen-I, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

According to ISPR, the launch was conducted as part of a training exercise “aimed at testing the operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command”

The director-general Strategic Plans Division, commander Army Strategic Forces Command, NESCOM chairman, senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, Army Strategic Forces Command, scientists and engineers witnessed the training launch.

“Troops displayed a high standard of proficiency in handling and operating the potent weapon system, ensuring Pakistan’s credible minimum deterrence,” ISPR stated.

“The launch was aimed at testing the operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) ensuring Pakistan’s credible minimum deterrence,” it said.

The Pakistani missile test came days after India conducted the first night trial of ‘Agni-II’, its versatile surface-to-surface medium-range nuclear-capable missile.

The ‘Agni-II’ missile has a strike range of 2,000 km and is an intermediate-range ballistic missile. It has already been inducted into the armed forces.

As per the military’s media wing, the Shaheen-I SSBM is capable of delivering all types of warheads up to a range of 650 kilometers.

 

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