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Pakistan successfully conducts Shaheen-III ballistic missile test flight


Pakistan’s military conducted a successful flight test of the Shaheen-III medium-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile on Saturday, which can hit targets up to 2,750 kilometers away, bringing a number of Indian cities within its range.

“The test flight was intended to revalidate various design and technical parameters of the weapon system,” the military’s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations, said in a statement.

Shaheen-III is a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 2,750 kilometres, making it capable of reaching the furthest point in northeast India and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, reported the Dawn newspaper.

It is solid fuel and equipped with the Post Separation Altitude Correction System (PSAC).

Solid fuel is suited for rapid-response capabilities, while the PSAC feature allows it to adjust warhead trajectory for greater accuracy and evade ballistic missile defense systems, the report said.

The missile was first tested in March 2015.

Last year, the Pakistani military successfully conducted a test launch of an “enhanced range” version of the locally developed Babur 1B cruise missile.

The Director General of the Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, commended the scientists and engineers for achieving excellence in the field of cruise missile technology.

He also expressed his full confidence that this test would further strengthen Pakistan’s strategic deterrence.

President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Nadeem Raza and service chiefs also congratulated the scientists and engineers for the successful launch.

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