RAWALPINDI, Jan 24 (APP):Pakistan on Thursday successfully conducted training launch of short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile “Nasr” to enhance the operational efficiency of Army Strategic Forces Command besides re-validating the desired technical parameters.
This training exercise involved launching of quad salvo for desired effects,
said a press release issued here by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Nasr is a high precision, shoot and scoot Weapon System with the ability
of in-flight maneuverability. This Weapon System has augmented Full Spectrum
Deterrence posture remaining within the precincts of policy of Credible Minimum
Deterrence, against prevailing and evolving threat spectrum more effectively
including enemy’s ballistic missile defence and other Air Defence Systems.
The launch was witnessed by General Zubair Mahmood Hayat,
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Committee, Director General Strategic
Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, Chairman National
Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM), senior officers from the Army
Strategic Forces Command, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.
Chairman JCS Committee appreciated the standard of training and operational
preparedness of Army Strategic Forces Command. He also congratulated the scientists
and engineers on developing this sophisticated Weapon System to enhance Pakistan’s
deterrence capability. He expressed his complete confidence in effective command,
control and security of all strategic assets and measures being taken to augment
President and Prime Minister of Pakistan and Services Chiefs
have also congratulated on successful conduct of the training launch.