Karachi (Agencies): Pakistan Navy successfully test-fired an indigenous Cruise Missile in the North Arabian Sea on Tuesday.
According to a Pakistan Navy spokesman, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Kaleem Shaukat witnessed the live firing onboard Pakistan Navy Ship.
The spokesman said the Live Weapon Firing was conducted by Pakistan Navy's Fast Attack Craft. He said that the indigenously developed Cruise Missile has anti-ship missile and Land Attack capability.
“The missile accurately hit its target on land signifying the impressive capabilities of the indigenous missile System”, the spokesman said.
“This is a clear manifestation of government's resolve to achieve self-reliance in this field’, he added.
Speaking on this occasion, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Kaleem Shaukat expressed his utmost satisfaction on the operational readiness of Pakistan Navy Fleet and commended the efforts of all those involved in achieving this significant milestone.
The Vice Chief of the Naval Staff also reaffirmed the resolve of Pakistan Navy to ensure seaward defence and safeguard national maritime interests at all costs.