Pakistan successfully test fires Hatf-VI missile

Published: November 13, 2014
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PHOTO: ISPR

PHOTO: ISPR

Pakistan on Thursday conducted a successful training launch of intermediate range Shaheen-II (Hatf-VI) ballistic missile, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

“The successful launch was the culminating point of the field training exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command which was aimed at ensuring operational readiness of a strategic missile group, besides re-validating different design and technical parameters of the weapon system,” the ISPR statement said.

Shaheen-II missiles are capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 1,500 kilometres.

Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lieutenant General Obaidullah Khan, Chairman NESCOM Muhammad Irfan Burney, senior officers from the strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations were present at the launch today.

Lt-Gen Hayat, congratulated the team on achieving a milestone towards consolidation of full spectrum credible minimum deterrence.

“He appreciated the operational preparedness and readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command, which made the successful launch of Shaheen-II Weapon System possible,” the statement read.

“He showed his full confidence in the existing robust strategic command and control system,” it added.

Lt-Gen Hayat reiterated that Pakistan has no aggressive designs against any one and the forces’ capability to safeguard the country against any aggression.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulated the scientists and engineers on the successful test launch.

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Reader Comments (21)

  • Malatesh
    Nov 13, 2014 - 3:19PM

    Congratulations China….!

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  • bahaha
    Nov 13, 2014 - 3:23PM

    Even the bloggers have lost interest in hatfs .put something in orbit around the moon

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  • Rehman
    Nov 13, 2014 - 3:30PM

    Congratulations Pakistan, it was timely required, A cold feet was necessary to Modi’s hawkish moves, Here you go, a reasonable response from Pakistan

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  • Malik
    Nov 13, 2014 - 3:42PM

    @Malatesh:
    I can feel your pain

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  • Faisal
    Nov 13, 2014 - 4:00PM

    Jiywaaay Pakistan!!!

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  • waqas ahmad
    Nov 13, 2014 - 4:03PM

    best wishes to pak army

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  • bacha
    Nov 13, 2014 - 4:07PM

    congratulation Pakistan. Thank You team scientists for securing the main land. This is what we can have peace through strength.General your strengths along with the experts will ensure the security of this mainland.keep shinning always

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  • waqas ahmad
    Nov 13, 2014 - 4:08PM

    thanks pak armyRecommend

  • Haider
    Nov 13, 2014 - 4:18PM

    Congratulations Pakistan…..

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  • Sumbal
    Nov 13, 2014 - 6:17PM

    Nuclear deterrence is the last thing standing between Pak and its so-called allies and big-mouth neighbours.

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  • Candid1
    Nov 13, 2014 - 6:25PM

    To all those Indians who think Pakistani missiles are made in China, all i can say is it is good to underestimated by one’s enemy! And also, go take a look at your own missiles, even the paint on them is not Indian.

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  • Faraz Pasha
    Nov 13, 2014 - 9:10PM

    Pakistan is capable of responding “befittingly” to Indian actions on the border, we do not want the strategic situation on the borders of two nuclear neighbors to escalate into confrontation but this exercise showing the readiness of Pakistan’s strategic force shows its capability!

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  • Abdul Malik
    Nov 14, 2014 - 8:53AM

    LOL I think China should first supply pakistan with technology for building locomotives then the missiles will be credible.

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  • Abdul Malik
    Nov 14, 2014 - 8:54AM

    @Candid1:
    LOL ever heard of Mars Orbiter Mission. Loser

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  • sharabi
    Nov 14, 2014 - 11:03AM

    @Rehman
    yes why not, Modi must be shaking now?

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  • Jawaid
    Nov 14, 2014 - 12:55PM

    @waqas ahmad:
    Why the army? this missile is a results of the tireless efforts of our scientists and engineers, who at the end of the day might be mistreated by an ungrateful nation and its army.

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  • Asad
    Nov 15, 2014 - 10:05AM

    @Malatesh:
    The point is they work, they don’t get malfunctioned in the air :P

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  • Azeez
    Nov 15, 2014 - 11:17AM

    @Malatesh: you are wrong,this is a Korean missile…..congrats to North Korea.

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  • PAKhtoon
    Nov 15, 2014 - 12:13PM

    @Malatesh: “”” Congratulations China….! “”
    yea Bro, our nuclear weapons are also made in China, can we try 1 on New Delhi pleaseee……….

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  • Adnan
    Nov 15, 2014 - 2:17PM

    The nation salutes our true defenders, the brave scientists and engineers.

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  • MyTake
    Feb 3, 2015 - 1:39AM

    Expected response again trying to match India and be recognized by world community. Why would India want to attack Pakistan and create a mess. Secondly nothing in Pakistan even interests India. Try to compete on economic and trade fronts. India does all on its own without response to any country.

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