Pakistan has successfully launched its surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II, according to the ISPR
Shaheen-II is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a range of 1500 KMs. “Shaheen-II fully meets Pakistan’s strategic needs towards the maintenance of desired deterrence stability in the region,” the DG ISPR added.
The training launch of the missile was conducted to ascertain the operational readiness of the Army Strategic Forces Command.
DG – Strategic Plans Division, Commander – Strategic Forces Command, NESCOM chairman, senior officers from the Army Strategic Forces Command, scientists and engineers of the strategic organizations witnessed the launch. Joint Chief of Staff, Services Chief, President, and the Prime Minister conveyed their greetings on the substantial achievement.
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. pic.twitter.com/I9t468wxnq
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) May 23, 2019
The land-based supersonic guided ballistic missile is designed and developed by the National Defense Complex of Pakistan (NESCOM). The missile series is named after a falcon ‘Shaheen’ that lives in the mountains of Pakistan.