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Pakistan Successfully Tests Fire Surface to Surface ‘Nasr’ Missile

Rawalpindi (July 05, 2017): Pakistan on Wednesday conducted a successful test-fire medium range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Nasr,  the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated in a press release.

The Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was also present on the occasion.

The test-fire was conducted with successive launches of 4x Missiles from a state of the art multi-tube launcher with salvo mode.

Nasr, with a range of 60 to 70 kilometres and in-flight manoeuvre capability is a quick-response system, with shoot and scoot attributes. It contributes to the full spectrum deterrence against the prevailing threat spectrum, the ISPR release said.

This weapon system will augment credible deterrence against prevailing threat spectrum more effectively, including anti-missile defenses. Nasar is high precision weapon system with the ability of quick deployments.

Talking on the occasion Army Chief said “Our strat cap is a guarantee of peace against belligerent neighbour & only meant to ensure, no one thinks war remains an option.”

The COAS appreciated the standard of training and operational preparedness of Army Strategic Force and congratulated the scientists and engineers on achieving this significant milestone towards Pakistan’s credible deterrence capability, the statement added.

He said that war must be avoided at all costs and Pakistan’s strategic capability is a guarantee against a highly militarized and belligerent neighbour.“Pakistan will go to any length to ensure regional peace and stability,” Gen Bajwa said.

Pakistan has successfully undertaken a series of training launches and tests during the current week for validation of Nasr’s technical parameters.

The current tests validated the missile’s enhanced range of 60 to 70 kilometres and flight maneuverability. Nasr is a high precision weapon system with the ability to quickly deploy in the battle area, the statement added.

This weapon system will augment credible deterrence against prevailing threat spectrum more effectively, including anti-missile defence,” said ISPR.

The launch was also attended by senior military officials, scientists and engineers.

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