The Pakistan Navy on Tuesday test-fired an indigenously developed missile, which successfully hit its target on land after being launched from the Fast-Attack Craft in North Arabian Sea.
The sea-to-sea/sea-to-land missile is capable to hit its targets in ocean and on the land, according to a statement issued by the Pakistani Navy.
The test speaks volume about Pakistan Navy’s operational preparedness and its capability of manufacturing modern weapons. The landmark development is a step towards reinforcing the policy of credible minimum deterrence through indigenisation and self-reliance.
Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice-Admiral Kaleem Shaukat witnessed the test-launch and expressed satisfaction on operational readiness of Pakistan Navy fleet. He also lauded engineers and researchers of the naval forces for playing their role in achieving the landmark achievement.
The development comes a day after the government decided to step up security on coastal highway. Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal on Monday said the provincial government would fully cooperate with the Pakistan Navy to protect Makran Coastal Highway.
“The entire nation is proud of the Pakistan Navy which is securing the country’s waters. The navy has played a vital role for the promotion of education and health sectors in coastal belt,” said Kamal while talking to Commander Coast Rear Admiral Fayyaz Gilani.
Last year, the Pakistan Navy successfully test-fired submarine launched cruise missile (SLCM) Babur with a range of 450 kilometres.
Babur is capable of delivering different kinds of payloads and employs underwater controlled propulsion, advanced guidance and navigation features.