Pakistan conducts successful training launch of ballistic missile Shaheen-II

Pakistan conducts successful training launch of ballistic missile Shaheen-II

Rawalpindi (Agencies): Pakistan on Thursday conducted a successful training launch of Shaheen-II, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.


"The training launch was aimed at ensuring [the] operational readiness of [the] Army Strategic Forces Command. [The] Shaheen-II missile is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a range of 1,500 kilometres," Pak army's media wing said in a statement.

The launch had its impact point in the Arabian Sea.

“Successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II conducted. Capable of carrying both conventional & nuclear warheads upto a range of 1500 KMs. Shaheen-II fully meets Pak’s strat needs towards maintenance of desired deterrence stability in the region,” ISPR DG Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet.

The launch was witnessed by the director general of the Strategic Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lt Gen Qazi Muhammad Ikram Ahmad, Chairman National Engineering and Scientific Commission Dr. Nabeel Hayat Malik, senior officers from the Army Strategic Forces Command, scientists and engineers of the strategic organisations.