14 December 2015

Pakistan Test Fires Nuclear-Capable SHAHEEN III Missile

The News International, December 12, 2015

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Friday conducted a successful flight test of Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, with a maximum range of 2,750 kilometres.
According to the ISPR, the test flight was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system.

The successful flight test with its impact point in the Arabian Sea validating all the desired parameters was witnessed by senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.
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 asserted that Pakistan desires peaceful co-existence in the region for which nuclear deterrence would further strengthen strategic stability in South Asia.

He appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of scientists who contributed wholeheartedly to make this launch a success. He expressed full confidence over the strategic command and control system and the strategic forces’ operational preparedness to defend against any aggressive design.
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have congratulated the scientists and engineers on successful conduct of the missile test.

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