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Army: Pakistan conducts training launch of cruise missile

Thursday, February 11, 2021, 20:34

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Army: Pakistan conducts training launch of cruise missile

By Xinhua


Thursday, February 11, 2021, 20:34
By Xinhua

This March 23, 2007 file photo shows a Pakistani millitary vehicle carrying a Hatf II Abdali missile during the National Day parade in Islamabad. (AAMIR QURESHI / AFP FILES / AFP)

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday conducted a successful training launch of a cruise missile with a range of 450 km, the Pakistani military said.

An army statement said that Babur cruise missile is capable of engaging targets at land and sea with high precision.

“The missile was launched from a state-of-the-art Multi Tube Missile Launch Vehicle,” the army’s media wing the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement.

The training launch was witnessed by senior military and civil officials who praised the standard of training and operational preparedness of the Army strategic forces

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The training launch was witnessed by senior military and civil officials who praised the standard of training and operational preparedness of the Army strategic forces, “which was reflected by the proficient handling of the weapon system in the field and fulfillment of all laid down training parameters.”

President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and services chiefs congratulated the participating troops on conducting a successful training launch, according to the statement.

Earlier this month, Pakistan conducted a training launch of the surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, which is capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290 km. In January, Pakistan conducted a flight test of Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile which has a range of 2,750 km.

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