Pakistan conducts successful test of nuclear enabled Hatf IX missile

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 10:10 hrs

Pakistan has conducted a successful test fire of Short Range to Surface Missile Hatf IX (NASR).

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the test fire was conducted with successive launches of two missiles from a state of the art multi-tube launcher.

A press release by ISPR said that NASR, with a range of 60km, and in-flight manoeuvre capability, can carry nuclear warheads of appropriate yield, with high accuracy, the Express Tribune reports.

According to the report, NASR has also been specially designed to defeat all known Anti-Tactical Missile Defence Systems.

The test was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General (Retired) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai.

Chairman NESCOM Muhammad Irfan Burney, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lieutenant General Tariq Nadeem Gilani, senior officers from the armed forces and scientists and engineers of strategic organisations were also present at the time of the test, the report said. (ANI)

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