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Pakistan successfully test-fires new ballistic missile

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, July 5, IRNA -- While Indian PM Narendra Modi is visiting Israel to sign new defense deal, Pakistan army said on Wednesday it has successfully tested a short range surface to surface ballistic missile 'NASR'.

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa witnessed the launch of the missile.

Pakistan has successfully conducted a series of training launches and tests during the current week for validation of new technical parameters of 'NASR' with enhanced range from 60 kilometres to 70 kilometers.

NASR is a high precision weapon system with the ability of quick deployments.

Speaking on the occasion, General Bajwa said war must be avoided at all costs and 'our strategic capability is a guarantee' of peace in the region.

He said Pakistan will go to any length to ensure regional peace and stability.

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