RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Monday successfully conducted training launch of SSBM, Shaheen-1, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted.
The spokesperson of the armed forces said Shaheen-1 was capable of delivering all types of warheads up to range of 650 kms. “The launch is aimed at testing operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) ensuring Pakistan’s credible minimum deterrence,” he said.
It may be noted that Indian capital New Delhi is about 400 kilometer away from Pakistan.
Pakistan successfully conducted training launch of SSBM
Shaheen-1 capable of delivering all types of warheads upto range of 650 KMs. Launch was aimed at testing operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) ensuring Pakistan’s credible minimum deterrence. pic.twitter.com/xXynslmjLt
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) November 18, 2019
On Aug 28, Pakistan had successfully carried out night training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi.
The missile is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads, including nuclear and conventional, up to 290 kilometers.
“CJCSC & Services Chiefs congrat team. President and PM conveyed appreciation to team and congrats to the nation,” the spokesperson of armed forces had tweeted.
The first Ghaznavi missile was designed and developed by the National Development Complex and is in service Army’s strategic command since 2004. This is also known as Hatf III. Hatf means deadly or vengeance, while Ghaznavi is named after famour 11th century Muslim Turk conqueror.
Development of engine of this missile was a “major breakthrough in missile technology in Pakistan”.
On August 3, using his personal Twitter account, DG ISPR Maj General Asif Ghafoor had said no weapon could suppress the determination of Kashmiris to get their right of self-determination.