Pakistan successfully test-fired Hatf III Ghaznavi short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile

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Defence & Security News - Pakistan

 
 
Friday, May 9, 2014 11:55 AM
 
Pakistan successfully test-fired Hatf III Ghaznavi short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
Pakistan on Thursday, May 8, 2014, conducted a successful training launch of Hatf III (Ghaznavi) short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, capable to carry nuclear and conventional warheads. According to the statement issued by Inter-Service Public Relations, the successful launch was the culminating point of the Field Training Exercise of Pakistani Army Strategic Forces Command which was aimed at testing the operational readiness of a Strategic Missile Group besides up gradation of various capabilities of Weapon Systems.
     
Pakistan on Thursday, May 8, 2014, conducted a successful training launch of Hatf III (Ghaznavi) short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, capable to carry nuclear and conventional warheads. According to the statement issued by Inter-Service Public Relations, the successful launch was the culminating point of the Field Training Exercise of Pakistani Army Strategic Forces Command which was aimed at testing the operational readiness of a Strategic Missile Group besides up gradation of various capabilities of Weapon Systems.
This handout photo released by the Pakistan army's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) office on May 8, 2014, shows a Short Range Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi) launched from an undisclosed location in Pakistan.

     

The successful launch was the culminating point of the Field Training Exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command which was aimed at testing the operational readiness of a Strategic Missile Group besides upgradation of various capabilities of Weapon Systems, it said.

The launch was witnessed by the General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff and other senior officials.

Addressing the participating troops in the exercise area, General Raheel Sharif appreciated the troops on displaying a very high standard of proficiency in handling and operating these strategic weapon systems.

He showed confidence over the professional attributes of troops and emphasized to maintain the high standards achieved. He reiterated that Pakistan has configured one of the best command and control systems and Armed Forces of Pakistan are fully capable of safeguarding Pakistan's security against any aggression.

The successful test launch has also been warmly appreciated by the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, who congratulated the participating troops, the scientists and engineers on their outstanding success.

 

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