Pakistan successfully test fires Shaheen 1A ballistic missile

Published: December 15, 2015


Pakistan on Tuesday successfully test fired Shaheen 1A ballistic missile, the military’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations said.

The flight test was aimed at re-validating several design and technical parameters of the weapon system, ISPR added. Shaheen1A is capable of delivering different types of warheads to a range of 900 kilometers.

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“Today’s launch with impact point in Arabian Sea was witnessed by senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations,” the statement added.

Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Mazhar Jamil,​​ congratulated the scientists and engineers for their dedication, professionalism and commitment towards yet another display of strengthening Pakistan’s defence.

He said Shaheen-1A with its sophisticated and advanced guidance system makes it a highly accurate missile system, reiterating Pakistan’s strategic capabilities are based on Credible Minimum Deterrence and desire for peaceful co-existence in the region.

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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 another outstanding milestone.

Last week, Pakistan conducted a successful flight test of the medium-range Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, which can deliver a nuclear payload as far as 2,750 kilometres.

Pakistan test-fired the Shaheen-I and Shaheen-II missiles last year. Shaheen-I is also capable of carrying nuclear as well as conventional warheads and has a range of 900km while the Shaheen-II missile can also carry nuclear and conventional warheads up to a range of 1,500km.

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Reader Comments (18)

  • Umar Farooq
    Dec 15, 2015 - 3:39PM

    Please stop this kick backs drama. Give people food, electricity, polio vaccine and education. We know which institution is behind this war rhetoric.Recommend

  • Wajahat Khan
    Dec 15, 2015 - 3:58PM

    Congratulations to Pakistan. Its really a wonderful display of power against those who keeps threatening our state. They will rethink before threatening us. Recommend

  • Bisma
    Dec 15, 2015 - 4:07PM

    Well done ShaheenRecommend

  • Bla bla
    Dec 15, 2015 - 4:27PM

    Umar Farooq
    This is the job of Nawaz sharif but he is only interested in doing corruption expending his business and making metro motor way . I dont know why pakistan is again and again testing the same shaheen missile please develop a MIRC system or a supersonic cruise missile which can be fired from Land sea and a submarine atleast its range should be 1500 km


  • heed
    Dec 15, 2015 - 4:28PM

    Hope Indian defense guys used this opportunity to test the detection and tracking sub systems of PAD-AAD defense shield.Recommend

  • Raheel
    Dec 15, 2015 - 4:39PM

    We need nukes to live with integrity in this anarchic world. Good job! Keep up the good work to defend the nation. No Compromise on deterrence. Recommend

  • jay
    Dec 15, 2015 - 5:07PM

    @Wajahat Khan: Power dont come with weapons. USSR had more weapons than Pakistan ever had or will have . Money is power friend. its 21st century not 16th !Recommend

  • Zia
    Dec 15, 2015 - 5:16PM

    Pakistan has “Ghauri-III”, ranging 3000 KM+, enough to defend any time.

    Pakistan should minimize investing on missiles and should focus on R&D in other sectors like specially health and education. Recommend

  • bla bla
    Dec 15, 2015 - 7:11PM

    At zia
    Nawaz should stop wasting money on nandipur and metro , orange line . Stop using his power to make his business larger in steel suqar and poltary . Divert the budget towards health and education Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Dec 15, 2015 - 8:31PM

    @Bla bla:
    Exactly, the same old missiles gets fired again and again, nothing new, just a periodic flexing of muscles to supposedly keep enemies at bay and the locals in awe.Recommend

  • Raisani
    Dec 15, 2015 - 8:36PM

    Jiyoo Pakistan! Recommend

    Dec 15, 2015 - 8:56PM

    MR.Raheel Sharif,
    Please spend this money on education and you can change the destiny of the nation.
    War against terrorrism will be won thru Education,industrialization and anti corruption measuresRecommend

  • Shakeel
    Dec 15, 2015 - 9:26PM

    @jay: Tell that to Saddam Hussain. I bet he wished he had spent money on some more weapons rather than palaces and statues of himself. Recommend

  • Khan
    Dec 15, 2015 - 9:38PM

    These sorts of activities are imperative to the survival of Pakistan when it is surrounded by seen and unseen enemies around. Other things can be managed at any time once the this country has a strong survival with peace.

    Mao has the saying

    “Peace starts from the muzzle of guns”Recommend

  • Khan
    Dec 15, 2015 - 9:52PM

    Well DoneRecommend

  • FG
    Dec 16, 2015 - 12:42AM

    Will be waiting for Pakistan to send a satellite into space after India sends satellites into space for Singapore this week. Recommend

  • Zahid
    Dec 16, 2015 - 3:27AM

    Congratulations Pakistan for this shaheen 1A missile launcher we are much prouderRecommend

  • Arijit Sharma
    Dec 16, 2015 - 3:42AM

    How many countries can boast of a missile program without a single launch failure ?Recommend

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