Pakistan succesfully test fires nuclear-capable Shaheen-III missile

It added that the missile is capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads in a range of 2,750 kms.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Updated: December 11, 2015 8:05 pm
Pakistan, Pakistan missile, Pakistan nuclear missile, Pakistan ballistic missile, Pakistan missile test fire, Pakistan missiles, Shaheen missile, Pakistan Shaheen missile A Pakistani Shaheen II missile is displayed during the Pakistan National Day parade in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, March 23, 2015. (Source: AP Photo)

Pakistan on Friday successfully test-fired the medium-range Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile which can carry nuclear warheads within a range of 2,750 kms, the military said. The test flight of the missile was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system, according to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

It added that the missile is capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads in a range of 2,750 kms. The impact point of the missile test was in the Arabian Sea, validating all desired parameters, the statement said. The test was witnessed by senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces, Scientists and Engineers of Strategic Organisations.

Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Mazhar Jamil, said the country had achieved a significant milestone” in complementing the deterrence capability. He said Pakistan desires peaceful co-existence in the region for which nuclear deterrence would further strengthen strategic stability in South Asia.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulated the military scientists and engineers on the successful missile test. Pakistan had test-fired the Shaheen-I and Shaheen-II missiles last year.

Shaheen-I is also capable of carrying nuclear as well as conventional warheads and has a range of 900 kms while the Shaheen-II missile can also carry nuclear and conventional warheads up to a range of 1,500 kms.

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  1. P
    Dec 11, 2015 at 10:08 pm
    Congratulations stan!
    1. M
      Dec 11, 2015 at 3:25 pm
      Untrusted Chinese technology
      1. T
        Dec 11, 2015 at 5:34 pm
        Your military thinks otherwise ;)
        1. T
          Dec 11, 2015 at 5:33 pm
          the same as from Karachi to Bombay.
          1. A
            arnab Ghosh
            Dec 11, 2015 at 6:32 pm
            Yeah, remember the royal kicking your army got.. not once , not twice but 4 times ? oh remember how 90,000 cowards rubbed their noses on Indian Boots in 1971..
          2. P
            Dec 11, 2015 at 1:03 pm
            Hopefully, this would negate any possibility of war between the two neighbours. It's very important to forge peace. We already have had enough wars. We don't need another. Even the senior people in defence establishment have given similar opinions and favour fostering bilateral relations in every field.
            1. M
              Mohammad Ram
              Dec 11, 2015 at 7:56 pm
              Ghazwa-e-Hind is near. Kaffirs get ready to accept the Religion of Peace or die.
              1. S
                Shafted mohammed
                Dec 11, 2015 at 3:19 pm
                stan is now developing new missiles TUGLAQ which is insane and shifts targets and cannot be intercepted , Tiamur which is slanted and very hard to predict its trajectory , qutub which is the tallest missile in the world and can be used for Star Wars like project to hit any enemy in this universe. Jahangir is a missile which sprays flowers as message of peace , Akbar which transmits music and would dance to entertain people. This makes stan unique and second to none in missile technology.
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