Rawalpindi: Pakistan test fires Ballistic Missile Hatf III

Pakistan today conducted a successful training launch of a short range surface to surface Ballistic Missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi), capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads within a reach of 290 kms.

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The launch was witnessed by the Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Commander 5 Corps, Lieutenant General Sajjad Ghani, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, Lieutenant General Obaid Ullah Khan, Chairman NESCOM, Mr Muhammad Irfan Burney and other senior functionaries.

General Raheel Sharif appreciated the troops on display high standard of proficiency in treating and operating strategic weapon systems.

He demonstrated his confidence over the professional attributes of scientists.

He reiterated that Pakistan had configured one of the best bid and command organization.

The successful test launch has also been warmly appreciated by the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan who congratulated the participating troops and the scientists for this tremendous accomplishment.

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