Pakistan conducts successful test launch of Shaheen-III missile

The missile is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2,750 km

Web Desk March 09, 2015
Screen grab of Shaheen-III Missile.

Pakistan conducted a successful test launch of the Shaheen-III Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile on Monday, which is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2,750 km, ISPR reported.

The test launch was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system at a maximum range.

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The successful launch, with its impact point in the Arabian Sea, was witnessed by senior officers from the strategic plans division, strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.

Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, while congratulating the scientists and engineers on achieving yet another milestone of historic significance, termed it a major step towards strengthening Pakistan's deterrence capability.

He appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of scientists who contributed wholeheartedly to make the launch a success.

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Lt Gen Zubair showed his full confidence over the strategic command and control system and the strategic forces’ capability to safeguard the security of the country against any aggression.

The successful test launch and achievement of this range milestone has also been warmly appreciated by the president and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who both congratulated the scientists and engineers on their achievement.


Kushal | 9 years ago | Reply @ET: I am asking you again and again if you allow this type crap to be published in the comments section then you should give us a chance to give a befitting reply. @Deepak: Spot on Deepak. People like Zara comes to this forum only to grab attention and humiliates herself and her nation. She doesn't have the IQ or knowledge to put forward a valid argument. Still wondering what are the parameters which the guide the moderators to allow a comment to be published.
Deepak | 9 years ago | Reply Good for Pakistani defence. Some ppl whom I always ignore are not worth even engaging in discussions, I have repeatedly ignored one such attention seeker on many such threads called Zara. I am forced to respond seeing that you guys are taking this commentator seriously who is coming to Tribune space and acting as if Pakistani state owns media. Others media is global whether you like it or not. Pakistan did a commendable job despite of having less resources This isn't a personal attack! Publish this
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