RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Thursday conducted a successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi.
According to the media wing of the armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the missile was capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to a range of 290 kilometers.
The president, the prime minister, the chairman joint chiefs of staff committee and the services chiefs have congratulated the nation on this landmark achievement.
The training launch was part of the field training exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command aimed at rehearsing operational readiness procedures during day and night.
The training launch was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, the commander army strategic forces command, the chairman National Engineering and Scientific Commission, senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Army Strategic Forces Command, scientists and engineers of the strategic organizations.
The director general Strategic Plans Division appreciated the operational preparedness of Army Strategic Forces Command for displaying a very high standard of proficiency in handling and operating the weapon system.
He also expressed full confidence in the robust Strategic Command and Control System and the capability of Strategic Forces.
On Nov 27, last year, the launching ceremony of first indigenously designed ship Fast Attack Craft (Missile)-4 for Pakistan Navy was held at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KS&EW).
Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal was the chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Zubaida Jalal had said her ministry was striving for establishment of new shipyards for economic development of the country.
She had said that KS&EW was one of the few public sector industries which had made remarkable turnaround in the last decade and transformed into a sustainable profit generating entity of the Ministry for Defence Production.
“In view of the future economic growth of the country, the ministry is vigorously pursuing establishment of new shipyards,” she had said. She had said that the missile craft would effectively safeguard the sea frontiers of the country.