RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Friday conducted a test fire of the short range surface to surface ballistic missile, Hatf-II (Abdali), an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release stated.
Hatf II - with a range of 180 km - can carry nuclear as well as conventional warheads with high accuracy.
The test comes a few days after the missile test of Hatf-IX (NASR).
According to the ISPR, the weapon system with its varied manoeuvrability options provides an operational level capability to Pakistan’s Strategic Forces.
President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf congratulated the scientists and engineers involved in the project.
The test was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General (retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Commander Army Strategic forces Command, Lieutenant General Tariq Nadeem Gilani, senior officers from the strategic forces and scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.
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