Pakistan successfully test-fires ballistic missile Shaheen-II: Major Indian cities within its 1,500-kilometre range

The Pakistan Army said in a statement that the launch was aimed at ensuring operational readiness of the Army Strategic Forces Command.

Press Trust of India May 23, 2019 12:58:14 IST
Pakistan successfully test-fires ballistic missile Shaheen-II: Major Indian cities within its 1,500-kilometre range
  • Pakistan on Thursday successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II, capable of hitting targets as far as 1,500 kilometres away

  • The Pakistan Army said in a statement that the launch was aimed at ensuring operational readiness of the Army Strategic Forces Command

  • President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have congratulated scientists on their achievement, the statement by the Pakistani Army said

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II, capable of hitting targets as far as 1,500 kilometres away, bringing major Indian cities under its range.

Pakistan successfully testfires ballistic missile ShaheenII Major Indian cities within its 1500kilometre range

Pakistani Shaheen II. Wikimedia Commons.

The Pakistan Army said in a statement that the launch was aimed at ensuring operational readiness of the Army Strategic Forces Command.

"Shaheen-II Missile is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads upto a range of 1,500 kilometres. Shaheen-II is a highly capable missile which fully meets Pakistan's strategic needs towards the maintenance of desired deterrence stability in the region," the Army said.

It said that the launch, having its impact point in the Arabian Sea, was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, senior officers from the Army Strategic Forces Command, scientists and engineers of the strategic organisations.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Services Chiefs congratulated the scientists and engineers on the conduct of a successful launch.

President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have also congratulated scientists on their achievement, the statement said.

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