Pakistan successfully test-fires ‘Shaheen 1-A’ ballistic missile

Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful flight test of a ballistic missile the “Shaheen 1-A”, the media reported.

The flight test was aimed at re-validating several design and technical parameters of the weapon system, Dawn reported.

The Shaheen 1-A is capable of delivering different types of warheads up to a range of 900 km.

Tuesday’s launch, with the impact point in the Arabian Sea, was witnessed by senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.

Shaheen 1-A with its sophisticated and advanced guidance system is a highly accurate missile system.

Strategic Plans Division Director General Lt Gen Mazhar Jamil reiterated that Pakistan’s strategic capabilities were based on ‘Credible Minimum Deterrence’ and desire for peaceful co-existence in the region.

The successful test launch has been warmly appreciated by President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who congratulated the scientists and engineers on achieving yet another outstanding milestone.

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