Pakistan successfully test fires Shaheen-III missile

Published: December 11, 2015


RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Friday conducted a successful test of the Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, a statement from Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed.

The missile is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a maximum range of 2,750 kilometres. The test flight was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system.

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“The successful flight test with its impact point in the Arabian Sea, validating all the desired parameters, was witnessed by senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces, scientists and engineers of Strategic Organisations,” the statement said.

Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General         Mazhar Jamil lauded the efforts of the scientists and engineers on achieving the significant milestone.

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“Pakistan desires peaceful co-existence in the region for which nuclear deterrence would further strengthen strategic stability in South Asia,” he said.

Further, he appreciate the dedication and commitment of those involved in making the launch a success, while expressing confidence over Strategic Command and Control System and the Strategic Forces’ operational preparedness to defend against any aggressive design.

Both Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain have congratulated those involved on the successful test of the missile launch.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Rasool
    Dec 11, 2015 - 1:02PM

    Congratulations to our scientists and Engineers for this wonderful success. Recommend

  • sohaib
    Dec 11, 2015 - 1:30PM

    it was “successfully test fired” earlier this year.. wasn’t it ?Recommend

  • cautious
    Dec 11, 2015 - 2:28PM

    Never fails – anytime the govt sits down to talk peace with India the military test fires a rocket or cruise missile. Recommend

  • Umar Farooq
    Dec 11, 2015 - 3:13PM

    This drama is only for corruption and kickbacks during the missile fire. It costs millions and millions are made in one test.Recommend

  • Raisani
    Dec 11, 2015 - 3:17PM

    Ohh I’m soooooooooo happy my beloved country :-*.
    Long Live Pakistan. Recommend

  • Sharath Chandra
    Dec 11, 2015 - 3:36PM

    High time Pakistan test fires its literacy, Religious tolerance, economic growth, Recommend

  • Dec 11, 2015 - 3:58PM

    No country’s can make their people develop more by making missiles. Please spend own business and work for peaceful dialogue.Recommend

  • Bisma
    Dec 11, 2015 - 4:22PM


  • Acorn Guts
    Dec 11, 2015 - 5:19PM

    Could have opened another metro bus route for that money …Recommend

  • Ali Rizvi
    Dec 11, 2015 - 6:33PM

    Good. What do we do with it now? Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Dec 11, 2015 - 8:55PM

    Strategic this and strategic that…what exactly is the strategy ?Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Dec 11, 2015 - 9:27PM

    We already have enough material to destroy India, Afghanistan and even beyond that. We can even hit middle east and Israel. Allah na kare..
    It’s time to stop and avoid these kind of extra expenses. Stop comparison with India. India is much larger country so they need more defense material for its sovereignty.
    BTW congratulations. Long life Pakistan. Long life it’s people. Recommend

  • Dec 12, 2015 - 12:11AM

    lol India cant handle this missile….no matter how advanced technology it has recieved recently….those who believe this stuff is not neccessary for pakistan are live in a fool’s paradise.Recommend

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