Pakistan Missile Shaheen 2 Test Fire
ISLAMABAD, Apr 21 (APP): Pakistan Monday successfully conducted the first training launch of long range ballistic missile Hatf VI, (Shaheen-II) weapon system. The launch was conducted by Army Strategic Force Command and marked the culmination of a field training exercise.
According to ISPR, it validated the operational readiness of a strategic missile group equipped with Shaheen-II missile.
Shaheen-II is Pakistan’s longest range ballistic missile system with a range of 2000km. It is a two stage solid fuel missile, which can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.
Today’s launch exercise was witnessed by the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Afzal Tahir and a large number of senior military officers, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.
The Chief of Naval Staff congratulated all ranks of the Army Strategic Forces on the high standards achieved during training which was reflected in the successful launch and the accuracy of the missile at the target.
He said Pakistan can be justifiably proud of its defence capability and the reliability of its nuclear deterrence.
The Chief of Naval Staff appreciated the efforts of all personnel, civilian and military, whose dedication and professionalism had made it possible for Pakistan to fully consolidate and operationalize its nuclear capability.
The capability, he said formed the bedrock of Pakistan’s security policy and will continue to be enhanced.