Pakistan successfully test-fires Shaheen 1-A ballistic missile: ISPR

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Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Pakistan on Friday conducted a successful flight test of the Shaheen 1-A surface-to-surface ballistic missile, says a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

“The missile spanned a range of 900 kilometers and the test flight was aimed at the re-validating of various design and technical parameters of the weapon system including an advanced navigation system”, military’s media wing said.

The flight test was witnessed by Strategic Plans Division Director General Lt Gen Nadeem Zaki Manj, National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) Chairman Dr Raza Samar, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lt Gen Muhammad Ali, as well as the scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.

This is the fifth missile test by the armed forces since the start of the year, with launches of the Shaheen-3, Ghaznavi, Babur cruise missile, and the Fatah-1 conducted.