Hatf II (Abdali): Pakistan conducts missile test

Hatf II - with a range of 180 km - can carry nuclear as well as conventional warheads with high accuracy.


Web Desk February 15, 2013
This handout photograph released by Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) office, shows a nuclear capable Hatf III, (Ghaznavi) short range ballistic missile launched from an undisclosed location in Pakistan on May 10, 2012. PHOTO: AFP

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.

 

COMMENTS (33)

Jai | 8 years ago | Reply

@usmanyy: Tactical or strategic makes no difference. The use of nukes would bring an overwhelming second strike from India.

Jai | 8 years ago | Reply

@concerned: Don't you worry it will be shot down before it gets across and then it's overwhelming payback..

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