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Video: Pakistan tests Shaheen-1 missile with 650km range

IANS/Islamabad
Filed on November 18, 2019
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'Launch was aimed at testing operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command'

Pakistan has successfully conducted training launch of the Shaheen-1 the Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile (SSBM), military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Monday.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said in a tweet that the SSBM is capable of delivering all types of warheads upto range of 650 km, reports The News International.

"Launch was aimed at testing operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) ensuring Pakistan's credible minimum deterrence," he added.



Director General Strategic Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, NESCOM chairman, senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Army Strategic Forces Command, scientists and engineers witnessed the training launch, said Dawn news.


In August, Pakistan had successfully carried out the night training launch of Ghaznavi, another SSBM.

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