Pakistan had successfully completed the training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-1, according to Pakistani Armed Forces.
Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor said that that the missile is capable of delivering all types of warheads to a range of 650 kilometres.
Pakistan successfully conducted training launch of SSBM— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) November 18, 2019
Shaheen-1 capable of delivering all types of warheads upto range of 650 KMs. Launch was aimed at testing operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) ensuring Pakistan’s credible minimum deterrence. pic.twitter.com/xXynslmjLt
The missile hit its target in the Arabian Sea. The two-stage missile can carry nuclear and conventional warheads and strike with a high degree of accuracy.
Pakistan has two other medium-range ballistic missiles, the Shaheen-II and the Ghauri. The Ghauri is currently operationally deployed. Two other ballistic missiles, the Shaheen-III and the Ababeel, are currently under development by the National Development Complex.
Earlier on Saturday, India's state-funded DRDO successfully conducted the first night trial of its nuclear capable intermediate range ballistic missile Agni-II off the Odisha coast in Bay of Bengal.