Pakistan has successfully test fired Shaheen-II (Hatf-VI) Ballistic Missile today (Thursday).
Shaheen-II Missile is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 1500 kilometers.
The test launch was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, Lieutenant General Obaid Ullah Khan, Chairman NESCOM, Muhammad Irfan Burney, senior officers from the strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.
Pakistan has previously test-fired the same type of missile. Pakistan became a declared nuclear power in 1998, when it conducted underground nuclear tests in response to those carried out by India.
Addressing the troops and scientists at the launch area, the Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, congratulated them on achieving yet another milestone towards consolidation of full spectrum credible minimum deterrence.
He appreciated the operational preparedness and readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command, which made the successful launch of Shaheen-II Weapon System possible. He showed his full confidence in the existing robust Strategic Command and Control System.
Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood reiterated that Pakistan is a peace loving nation having no aggressive designs against any one. Pakistan s Strategic Forces are fully capable of safeguarding security of the Mother Land against any aggression.
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has also appreciated the successful test launch of the Shaheen-II missile.