Pakistan successfully test fires Ghauri Missile

Published: April 15, 2015


Pakistan successfully conducted a training launch of Ghauri Missile system on Wednesday, according to Inter Services Public Relations.

Ghauri Ballistic Missile can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads upto a distance of 1,300 kilometres.

The launch was conducted by a strategic missile group of the Army Strategic Forces Command that was aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness of the command.

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The launch was witnessed by senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.

While congratulating the scientists, engineers and all ranks of Strategic Forces, Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat expressed his full satisfaction over the excellent standard achieved by the Strategic Forces.

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President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulated the Strategic Forces, scientists and engineers on the achievement.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Hamdani
    Apr 15, 2015 - 3:45PM

    Great going. Make Pakistan Proud. We have one institution that has the capability to match the world. Recommend

  • Jibran
    Apr 15, 2015 - 4:51PM

    What is the point of testing when all tests as far as I remember have always been successful. I mean seriously, when I go out on a normal day, I can’t guarantee that I won’t stumble even though I walk regularly. And here we are talking about missiles.Recommend

  • Haider
    Apr 15, 2015 - 5:14PM

    Congrats Pakistan ArmyRecommend

  • Sarfaraz Abbasi
    Apr 15, 2015 - 6:54PM

    Congrats PakistanRecommend

  • 3rdRockFromTheSun
    Apr 16, 2015 - 12:14AM

    Stop guys, you will run out of your China supplied stock, just in testing the “operational readiness”! At least keep some in case of a real war!Recommend

  • Shridhar
    Apr 16, 2015 - 12:15AM

    @Jibran, Even I was thinking in the same line…why to waste precious missiles when we know it is already tested & working fine….Yes unless they are making any improvement on it…. Recommend

  • NaeemLogari
    Apr 16, 2015 - 8:28AM

    Don’t know why you people use Afghans name.. don’t you have a single hero to name your missiles after him ummm or is it because you guys are going through an identity crisis…Recommend

  • Tiger
    Apr 16, 2015 - 9:08AM

    And that institution is KRL, which has contributed most to Pakistani defense.Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Apr 16, 2015 - 1:02PM

    One wonders when the Pakistan military will declare to their Prime Minister that they have a missile for every city in the neighbouring country? Afterall, the Indian villages will be spared in any conflict since they have one hundred percent civilians folks living in them.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Raheela
    Apr 16, 2015 - 9:00PM

    @NaeemLogari: “Don’t know why you people use Afghans name”
    There was no such thing as Afghanistan before 1893, and before that the entity closest to anything resembling present-day Afghanistan was the Durrani empire. That too didn’t exist before 1744. Pakistan has named its missiles after people who existed long before 1744, and for most of its history the land now held by Afghanistan was a never an independent country; it was occasionally under Mongol and Greek rule but for the most part it was a part of the Persian empire and thoroughly Persianized for thousands of years. There was no such thing as Afghanistan or even the Afghan people for most of human history.Recommend

  • usman777
    Apr 17, 2015 - 12:02AM

    As if Indian program isn’t non-indigenous. To pretend otherwise is a joke on yourself. Recommend

  • Apr 20, 2015 - 3:27PM

    Testing any missile is not a problem, it’s in fact publicisng and making others acknowledge your amunition capabilities which send warning to your foes, as simple as that. As for names, names do not ensure any victory or threat, it is the material and spirit with which armies take on their enemies.Recommend

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