Successful flight test of Shaheen 1-A in Pakistan

Pakistan yesterday successfully test-fired a nuclear capable ballistic missile with a range of 900 kilometres, days after testing a similar missile capable of hitting targets as far as 2,750 kilometres away.

The Shaheen-1A ballistic missile was fired from an undisclosed location with impact in the Arabian Sea.

PakistanThe launch was witnessed by senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations. Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Mazhar Jamil, congratulated scientists and engineers for the successful launch.

Last week, Pakistan had test-fired the medium-range Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile which can carry nuclear warheads up to 2,750 kms.