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Pakistan Successfully Test-Fires Short-Range Missile

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  • Nasr reportedly capable of defeating any ballistic missile defence system in the region.

    Nasr reportedly capable of defeating any ballistic missile defence system in the region.

Thursday’s test of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Nasr was deemed successful and capable of defeating any ballistic missile defence system in the region or other new systems under development.

The Pakistani army test-fired a short-range missile – which reportedly has a strike range of about 70 kilometers – as part of an Army Strategic Forces Command training exercise.

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“The 2nd phase of this exercise was aimed at testing the extreme inflight maneuverability, including the end flight maneuverability; capable of defeating, by assured penetration, any currently available BMD system in our neighborhood or any other system under procurement/development,” it said.

Thursday’s test of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Nasr was deemed successful and capable of defeating any ballistic missile defence system in the region or other new systems under development.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat lauded the efforts of the troops, scientists and engineers on “achieving yet another milestone of national significance towards Pakistan”s strategic deterrence capability.”

According to army officials, Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan also commended all contributors to the feat.

The army has carried out testing for the second time in as many weeks.

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