Pakistan on Thursday executed a successful training launch of Shaheen-II, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, the Inter-Services Public Relations ( ISPR ) declared. "The coaching release was aimed at ensuring the functional readiness of the Army Strategic Forces Command. The Shaheen-II missile is capable of carrying each conventional and nuclear warheads up to a range of 1, 500 kilometers,” the ISPR handout said. The release had its impact point in the Arabian Ocean.
The army’s mass media wing described Shaheen-II as a "highly capable missile which fully meets Pakistan’s strategic requirements towards the maintenance of desired deterrence stability in the region”. The release was noticed by the director common of the Strategic Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lt Gen Qazi Muhammad Ikram Ahmad, Chairman National Engineering and Scientific Commission Dr. Nabeel Hayat Malik, senior officers from the Military Strategic Forces Command, researchers and engineers of the strategic organizations.
Chairman Combined Chiefs of Staff Committee Common Zubair Mahmood Hayat and almost all 3 services chiefs congratulated the researchers and engineers on the successful coaching launch. President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan also extended their best wishes upon the achievement.