RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Thursday successfully conducted the training launch of short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Nasr, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
According to the ISPR statement, the launch was conducted by Army Strategic Forces Command and was aimed at enhancing operational efficiency as well as re-validating the desired technical parameters.
“This training exercise involved launching of quad salvo for desired effects,” it said, adding that Nasr is a “high precision, shoot and scoot Weapon System with the ability of in-flight maneuverability”.
“This weapon system has augmented full spectrum deterrence posture while remaining within the precincts of the policy of credible minimum deterrence, against prevailing and evolving threat spectrum more effectively including enemy’s ballistic missile defence and other air defence systems,” the military’s media wing said.
Training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Nasr today by Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/OG4HaM8pt0
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) January 24, 2019
Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) Chairman Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat witnessed the launch ceremony and appreciated the standard of training and operational preparedness of the military’s strategic forces command.
He also congratulated the scientists and engineers for developing the “sophisticated” weapon system in order to “enhance Pakistan’s deterrence capability”.
The JCSC chairman conveyed his complete confidence in effective command, control, and security of all strategic assets and measures being taken to augment these aspects.
President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and services chiefs also congratulated on the successful conduct of the training launch.