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Pakistan successfully conducts training launch of SSBM Shaheen-I

Pakistan successfully conducts training launch of SSBM Shaheen-I
November 18, 2019
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Pakistan conducted the successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile (SSBM) Shaheen-I, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Asif Ghafoor announced on Monday. In his tweet, the DG ISPR announced the successful training launch of the missile. The DG ISPR said that Shaheen-1 is capable of delivering all types of warheads upto range of 650 kilometres. “Launch was aimed at testing operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) ensuring Pakistan’s credible minimum deterrence,” he tweeted. Earlier, Pakistan successfully conducted the training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II.  DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, in a tweet, said that Shaheen-II is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a range of 1,500 KMs. He said Shaheen-II fully meets Pakistan’s strategic needs towards maintenance of desired deterrence stability in the region. The DG ISPR said that today’s training launch, having its impact point in the Arabian Sea, was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, Chairman NESCOM, senior officers from the Army Strategic Forces Command, Scientists and Engineers of the strategic organizations. Meanwhile, Chairman JCSC and Services Chiefs congratulated the scientists and engineers on conduct of today’s successful training launch. President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have also conveyed their congrats on the achievement.
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