ISLAMABAD, April 22 (KUNA) -- Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful training launch of Short Range Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi), which can carry nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290 kilometers, said an official press release.
According to a press release by media wing of Pakistan military Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR), the successful launch concluded the Field Training Exercise of Strategic Missile Group of Army Strategic Forces Command.
The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Rashad Mahmood and other senior military officials and scientists witnessed the Training Launch.
The CJCSC while addressing the troops in the area commended the troops on achieving technical and operational excellence in operating the state of the art weapon system.
He expressed his satisfaction over the training goals achieved during the exercise and expected that the officers and men entrusted with the task of deterring aggression would continue to maintain professional excellence.
General Mahmood also congratulated all the Scientists and Engineers for the successful launch of Ghaznavi Missile, as another mile stone which has further strengthened the defense potential of Pakistan besides assuring peace in the region, said ISPR release.
President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif warmly appreciated the achievement and congratulated the participating troops, scientists and engineers on their outstanding performance.