PESHAWAR, November 17: Pakistan has conducted a successful test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, Shaheen I-A, Hatf IV somewhere in the Arabian Sea today.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) says it is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 900 kilometers.

Apart from Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lieutenant General Obaidullah Khan and Chairman National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) Muhammad Irfan Burney, the scientists, senior officers from the strategic forces and engineers of strategic organisations witnessed the launch.

The recent test launches in the country have been carried out a few days after the test of nuclear missile in the neighbouring India on 9 November. This is the second test launch of ballistic missile in the current week.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah felicitated the engineers and scientists for their devotion and expressed confidence that Pakistan could never be disintegrated till it is defended by such an efficient force.


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