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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Pakistan tests nuclear capable ballistic missile

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Nov: 28, IRNA -- Pakistan Wednesday successfully conducted the launch of a medium-range nuclear-capable missile, the military said.

The Hatf V (Ghauri) missile is a liquid fuel missile which can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads over a distance of 1300 kms, an army statement said.

The test consolidates and strengthens Pakistan’s deterrence capability, and national security, it said.

The President and Prime Minister congratulated all ranks of the Army Strategic Force Command on the excellent standard achieved during training which was reflected in the proficient handling of the weapon system in the field and the accuracy of the training launch.

“The training launch was conducted by a Strategic Missile Group of the Army Strategic Force Command on the culmination of a field training exercise that was aimed at testing the operational readiness of the Army Strategic Force Command,” the statement said.

The test monitoring of the launch was conducted at the National Command Centre through the medium of National Command Authority’s fully automated Strategic Command and Control Support System (SCCSS).

The SCCSS enables robust Command and Control capability of all strategic assets with round the clock situational awareness in a digitized network centric environment to decision makers at the National Command Centre (NCC).

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1032911

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