Pakistan is scheduled to test fire its new missile by the end of this month, and most likely on May 28. The missile, named Nasr, has a 180 km range and a high degree of accuracy, reports The Nation. The name Nasr is an Arabic word meaning ‘victory’.
According to sources, the Pakistan Army has completed all its preparations to test fire the nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface ballistic missile. Nasr can carry nuclear warheads and can hit targets with great accuracy, sources said.
Pakistan today successfully conducted the launch of the intermediate Range Ballistic Missile Hatf IV Shaheen-1A Weapon System. The missile is an improved version of Shaheen-1 with improvements in range and technical parameters. It is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads.
Today’s launch, whose impact point was at sea, was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Khalid Ahmed Kidwai (R), Chairman NESCOM Mr Muhammad Irfan Burney, Commander Army Strategic Force Command Lieutenant General Tariq Nadeem Gilani and other senior military officers, scientists and engineers.
DG SPD Lieutenant General Khalid Ahmed Kidwai (R) congratulated all scientists and engineers on the successful launch, and the accuracy of the missile in reaching the target. He said that the improved version of Shaheen 1A will further consolidate and strengthen Pakistan’s deterrence abilities. He appreciated the efforts of all personnel for their dedication and professionalism.
Rawalpindi: Pakistan has successfully test-fired long-range Hatf IV (Shaheen 1A) ballistic missile in the Indian Ocean, Geo News reported Wednesday.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the missile’s range and technical parameters have been improved while it is capable of carrying nuclear warhead. Soures tell us that the missile has a range of 700 KMs.
Pakistan has tested the long-range missile just a week after India test fired its first Inter-continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni V on April 18.
India’s indigenously built Agni-V has a range of more than 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) and is capable of carrying nuclear warhead.