The Shaheen-1 missile is capable of delivering all types of warheads up to range of 650 KMs, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) tweeted.
“The launch was aimed at testing operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) ensuring Pakistan’s credible minimum deterrence,” it said.
Pakistan successfully conducted training launch of SSBM Shaheen-1 capable of delivering all types of warheads upto… https://t.co/2CjgmPCBi5
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) 1574065329000
The Pakistani missile test came days after India conducted the first night trial of ‘Agni-II’, its versatile surface-to-surface medium range nuclear-capable missile.
The ‘Agni-II’ missile has a strike range of 2,000 km and is an intermediate range ballistic missile. It has already been inducted into the armed forces.
The Pakistani missile test took place amid bilateral tensions between India and Pakistan after New Delhi abrogated the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated it into two union territories.
Pakistan reacted strongly to India’s decision and downgraded bilateral ties and expelled the Indian envoy.
India has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 was an internal matter. It has also advised Pakistan to accept the reality and stop all anti-India propaganda.
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