Pak test fires Multi Tube Missile
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Islamabad: Pakistan Tuesday successfully conducted the test fire of indigenously developed Short Range Surface to Surface Multi Tube Missile Hatf IX (NASR).
According to ISPR, NASR, with a range of 60 km, is capable of carrying nuclear warheads of appropriate yield, with high accuracy besides possessing shoot and scoot attributes. “This quick response system addresses the need to deter evolving threats, specially at shorter ranges”, the statement said.
According to details the test was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Khalid Ahmed Kidwai (R), Chairman NESCOM Irfan Burney, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, Lieutenant General Tariq Nadeem Gilani, Senior Officers from the Strategic forces and scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.
Terming the NASR Missile as “a weapon of peace,” DG SPD said that “the test was a major development which will consolidate Pakistan’s deterrence capability at all levels of the threat spectrum, thereby ensuring peace in the region.”
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