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Pakistan test-fires Nuclear-capable Ballistic Missile ‘Shaheen-1A’

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Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile Shaheen-1AOn March 26, 2021, Pakistan conducted a successful flight test of ‘Shaheen 1-A’ (Hatf IV) a Nuclear capable Surface-to-Surface ballistic missile. It has a range of 900 Kilometres.

  • The test was aimed at re-validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system including the Advanced Navigation System.
  • The missile is jointly designed and developed by the Joint venture of NESCOM (National Engineering & Scientific Commission) & the National Defence Complex (NDC).

Previous Missile Tests

  • On February 11, 2021, Pakistan successfully test-fired a short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile namely “Babur” from a state-of-the-art Multi Tube Missile Launch Vehicle.
  • On February 3, 2021, Pakistan’s Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) successfully Test Fired the Nuclear-Capable Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile ‘Ghaznavi (Hatf-III)’.

Fact

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report, Pakistan was ranked 10th in the Global list of Major importers during the period 2016-20.

Recent Related News:

i.On January 20, 2021 Pakistan successfully Test Fired a Nuclear-Capable Surface-to-Surface ‘Shaheen-III’ Ballistic Missile.

About Pakistan

Prime Minister – Imran Khan
Currency – Pakistani Rupee
Capital – Islamabad