PESHAWAR, 11 December: Pakistan on Friday successfully test fired medium-range Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the missile is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2,750 kilometres. The military said the impact point of the flight test was in the Arabian Sea.

On the occasion, Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Mazhar Jamil congratulated the scientists and engineers on achieving a significant milestone in complementing the deterrence capability. He said Pakistan wants peaceful co-existence in the region. General Mazhar expressed confidence over the strategic command and control system and the strategic forces’ operational preparedness to defend against any aggressive design.

It was the second test of Shaheen-III missile by Pakistan this year. Earlier, the test of this missile was conducted in March.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulated the scientists and engineers associated with the production of strategic arms for the military on the successful missile test.

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