Nuclear-capable Ghauri missile test-fire a success

The launch was witnessed by senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.



By Afzal Khan

Published: Thu 16 Apr 2015, 10:26 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:38 PM

Islamabad — Pakistan successfully test-fired on Wednesday ballistic missile Ghauri, which is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1,300km.

According to the Inter Services Public Relations, the launch was conducted by a Strategic Missile Group of the Army Strategic Forces Command which was aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness of the command. The launch was witnessed by senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.

While congratulating scientists, engineers and all ranks of strategic forces, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lt-Gen. Zubair Mahmood Hayat expressed full satisfaction over the excellent standard achieved by the strategic forces during training which was duly reflected by the proficient handling of the weapon system in the field and fulfillment of all laid down operational and technical objectives. He said Pakistan can be justifiably proud of its defence capability and the credibility of its nuclear deterrence.

The successful launch was appreciated by the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan who congratulated the strategic forces, scientists and engineers on their outstanding achievement.

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