06 July 2017

News Story: Pakistan conducts training launch of ballistic missile - army

ISLAMABAD, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Wednesday conducted a training launch of a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, the military said.

An army statement said that the missile namely "NASR" has a range of 70 km.

"Pakistan has successfully undertaken a series of training launches and tests and trials during the current week for validation of new technical parameters of NASR' with enhanced range from 60 kms to 70 kms and flight maneuverability," said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations.

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

"NASR" is a high-precision weapon system with the ability of quick deployments.

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