NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – The missile hit its designated target and its flight trajectory matched the given parameters, the press service added.
The range capability of the Shaheen-III land-based missile, that can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads, is over 1,700 miles.
Last year, Pakistan successfully tested the Shaheen-I and Shaheen-II missiles that can be equipped with both conventional and nuclear warheads. The range of the Shaheen-I is over 550 miles, while that of the Shaheen-II is over 900 miles.
Pakistan declared itself a nuclear power in 1998 after carrying underground nuclear tests that followed those carried out by India.