RAWALPINDI, (SANA): Pakistan on Wednesday 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.
Wednesday’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.
Meanwhile President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani have congratulated the masses and scientists over the successful missile test.
Meanwhile Leader of the Opposition in Senate, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has congratulated the nation and scientists on successful launch of Shaeen Hataf-4. This missile technology on solid fuel was aggressively initiated by the PML-N government in its last tenure and has been successfully pursued later on. It gives a lot of satisfaction that this advance missile technology will prove as a better deterrent for the defence of our motherland.