Pakistan successfully test fires short-range ballistic missile Nasr

"We whole-heartedly support all government efforts towards peace through dialogue. Our capability is only meant to ensure, (that) no one thinks that war remains an option,” Pakistan Army Chief General Bajwa said

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published:July 5, 2017 9:50 pm
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Pakistan on Wednesday successfully test-fired short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Nasr’, which army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said has put “cold water” on Indian military’s “Cold Start” doctrine. ‘Nasr’ is a high-precision weapon system with the ability to be deployed quickly, the army said. Pakistan Army has conducted a series of training launches and tests during the current week for validation of new technical parameters of ‘NASR’ with enhanced range from 60-70 kilometres and flight manoeuvrability.

“Nasr has put cold water on (the) Cold Start (doctrine),” Gen Bajwa said taking a jibe at Indian Army after the training launch of the short-range missile Nasr at an undisclosed location, Cold Start is a military doctrine developed by the Indian Armed Forces for use in a likely war with Pakistan. Speaking on the occasion, he said war must be avoided at all costs and “our strategic capability is a guarantee of peace against a highly militarised and increasingly belligerent neighbour.”

He said Pakistan will go to any length to ensure regional peace and stability. He also supported government’s efforts for peace through talks. “We whole-heartedly support all government efforts towards peace through dialogue. Our capability is only meant to ensure, (that) no one thinks that war remains an option,” he said.

He appreciated the training and preparedness of Armed Strategic Force and role of engineers and scientists for the milestone towards Pakistan’s credible deterrence capability. The army chief expressed complete satisfaction at the command and control system of the country and safety and security of all strategic assets. President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and services chiefs congratulated the scientists and the nation over successful launch of the missile.

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    Wishma Ali Khan
    Jul 6, 2017 at 11:24 am
    Again and again news that are not related to us with any manner, dont you think we should first solve the problem of our own people before looking at matching up with our enemy in nal race? Today a woman was raped after giving birth to a child can you believe that? Dont you think steps should be taken for these problems first other than spending money on missiles and weaponry systems? : enews.pk/woman-raped-in-hospital-just-hours-after-becoming-a-mum_n11686/
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    JG
    Jul 6, 2017 at 11:15 am
    Pakistan Army lives in fools paradise! Work for the betterment of the poor people, Get rid of Terrorists from our land first.
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    aw
    Jul 6, 2017 at 12:02 am
    The ancestors of the muslims of the subcontinent were forced to convert to ISLAM by the medieval invaders during the HOLOCAUST of the INDIAN nation starting from 650 AD . Most of the educated INDIANS understand this lineage with PAKISTAN but their establishment keeps running toward the middle east in search of oasis of a true friend in harsh deserts of illiteracy theocracy instead of following the tolerance pluralism message of Q.A Jinnah . We feel sad about how PAKISTANI are being fooled by their own selfish army terror outfits into believing into war psychic to keep their relevance intact and pushing PAKISTAN into serious risks of being colonized falling into a non-payable debt trap.
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