Pakistan Army has successfully test-launched a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release.
The short-range missile is capable of delivering various warheads up to a range of 290 kilometers.
The training launch was part of a field training exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command for rehearsing the operational readiness procedures during day and night, said ISPR.
Several high-rank army officials, including Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, witnessed the launch.
Moreover, Chairman NESCOM, senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, Army Strategic Forces Command, Scientists, and Engineers of the strategic organizations were present on occasion.
Director General Strategic Plans Division appreciated the operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command and praised them for displaying high-standard proficiency in handling and operating the weapon system. He also expressed full confidence in the robust Strategic Command and Control System and the capability of the strategic forces.
President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Services Chiefs congratulated the nation on this landmark achievement.