Pakistan tests fire short-range missile

Islamabad, Nov 5, IRNA - Pakistan said Tuesday it has successfully tested a short range missile one day after the army has concluded exercises in the country’s Punjab province.

“Pakistan today conducted a successful test fire of Short Range Surface to Surface Missile Hatf IX (NASR),” the military said.

An army statement said the test fire was conducted with successive launches of 4 x missiles (Salvo) from a state of the art multi tube launcher.

NASR, with a range of 60 Kilometer and in-flight maneuver capability is a quick response system, with shoot and scoot attributes, it said.

“It contributes to the full spectrum deterrence against threats in view of evolving scenarios.”

The Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, who witnessed the test, congratulated the scientists and engineers on this outstanding achievement which consolidates Pakistan’s deterrence capability.

The test was also witnessed by the Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lt. General (retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Chairman National Engineering and Scientific Commission NESCOM, Mr Muhammad Irfan Burney, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, Lieutenant General Tariq Nadeem Gilani, senior officers from the strategic forces and scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.


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