Pakistan has successfully conducted a test of the Ghauri medium-range, road-mobile, liquid-fueled ballistic missile, which has an impressive range of 1,500 kilometers. This marks Pakistan’s second ballistic missile test within the last 10 days.
The Ghauri/Hatf-V missile has been part of Pakistan’s strategic missile program for some time and plays a crucial role in ensuring the nation’s defense capabilities. Its impressive range of 1,500 kilometers allows it to reach distant targets, enhancing Pakistan’s deterrence capabilities in the region.
Pakistan on Tuesday successfully conducted a training launch of the Ghauri Weapon System, according to a statement by the army, a week after holding the flight test of the ballistic missile Ababeel Weapon System. The purpose of the launch is “aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC),” the statement said.
The launch was witnessed by Commander ASFC, senior officers from the strategic forces, scientists, and engineers of the strategic forces, scientists, and engineers of the strategic organization.
Earlier on October 18, Pakistan had successfully conducted the flight test of the Ababeel Weapon System to further strengthen its deterrence. That test of the ballistic missile system, a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) – the media wing of the army had said, was aimed at “re-validating various design, technical parameters, and performance evaluation of different sub-systems.”
The Commander of the ASFC also appreciated the scientists and engineers for their contributions towards the enhancement of Pakistan’s strategic capability, the statement said.
“The purpose of the launch is ‘aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC),’” the Pakista’s Army statement said.
The launch was witnessed by Commander ASFC, senior officers from the strategic forces, scientists, and engineers of the strategic organization.
In 2017, the public relations organization stated the Ababeel had a 2,200-kilometer (1,367-mile) range and was developed to ensure the “survivability of Pakistan’s ballistic missiles” in a region in which state actors are bolstering countermeasures.
This test comes as a part of Pakistan’s ongoing efforts to improve its military technology and ensure the readiness of its defense forces. The recent spate of tests demonstrates Pakistan’s commitment to maintaining a strong and credible defense posture.
While details of the recent test are limited, it underscores Pakistan’s dedication to continuously improving its military capabilities. The successful test of the Ghauri/Hatf-V ballistic missile reaffirms Pakistan’s ability to protect its national security interests and maintain deterrence against potential threats.
The international community closely monitors such tests, but Pakistan asserts its right to conduct these tests as part of its national defense strategy. Pakistan’s leadership remains committed to maintaining regional stability and security.
The successive missile tests highlight Pakistan’s continuous efforts to enhance its strategic capabilities, which are essential for the nation’s defense and regional peace. These tests also serve as a testament to Pakistan’s commitment to maintaining a credible deterrence in the face of evolving security challenges.
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