Pakistan Army on Thursday, successfully conducted the training launch of the surface to surface Ballistic Missile, Shaheen-II, Inter-Services Public Relations ISPR announced in a press release.
The Shaheen-II is capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads up to a range of 1,500 kilometers.
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
According to ISPR, the ballistic missile has the capability of the Pakistan’s strategic needs towards maintaining the Country’s desired deterrence and stability.
The training launch, which was done in the Arabian Sea, was witnessed by the Director General Strategic Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, Chairman NESCOM, senior officers of the Army Strategic Forces Command, Scientists and Engineers of the strategic organizations.
Chairman Joints Chief of Staff Committee and Services Chiefs congratulated the engineers and scientists for the conduct of successful launch.
IN the press statement, President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan also congratulated the scientists and the engineers on the project.
The Shaheen-II was developed and designed by NESCOM and the National Defence Complex, which is named after a series of falcon that lives in the mountains of Pakistan. As per the latest news, it is suspected to be a derivative of the Chinese M-18 missile.