ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday conducted a successful flight test of Shaheen-1A ballistic missile. The flight test was aimed at re-validating several design and technical parameters of the weapon system. Shaheen-1A is capable of delivering different types of warheads to a range of 900 kilometers.

Today’s launch with impact point in Arabian Sea was witnessed by senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.

Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Mazhar Jamil congratulated the scientists and engineers for their dedication, professionalism and commitment towards yet another display of strengthening Pakistan’s defence. Shaheen-1A with its sophisticated and advanced guidance system makes it a highly accurate missile system. Mazhar Jamil reiterated that Pakistan’s strategic capabilities are based on Credible Minimum Deterrence and desire for peaceful co-existence in the region.

The successful test launch has been warmly appreciated by the President and the Prime Minister who congratulated the scientists and engineers on achieving another outstanding milestone.