Pakistan Army conducts successful training launch of Shaheen-II ballistic missile

The Pakistan Army on Thursday conducted a successful training launch of the Shaheen-II surface-to-surface ballistic missile, said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The ballistic missile test comes a day after Pakistan’s arch-rival India conducted a test of the supersonic Brahmos cruise missile.

The training launch was aimed at ensuring the operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command, responsible for Pakistan’s ballistic missile forces.

“Shaheen-II Missile is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads upto a range of 1,500 kilometers,” said DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor.

The military’s media wing added that the “Shaheen-II is a highly capable missile that fully meets Pakistan’s strategic needs towards the maintenance of desired deterrence stability in the region”.

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