Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Pakistan has successfully conducted training launch of Shaheen-II. Shaheen-II is a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
The chief military spokesperson in a tweet said that the “missile is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a range of 1,500 kilometers.”
Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted, “Successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II conducted. Capable of carrying both conventional & nuclear warheads upto a range of 1500 KMs. Shaheen-II fully meets Pak’s strat needs towards maintenance of desired deterrence stability in the region.”
The director general of the strategic plan division, , Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lt Gen Qazi Muhammad Ikram Ahmad, Chairman National Engineering and Scientific Commission Dr. Nabeel Hayat Malik along with Army Strategic Forces Command senior officers, strategic organizations engineers and scientists witnessed the launch.
Upon this achievement, Pakistan President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan along with the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and all three services chiefs praised the scientists and engineers and congratulated them.