On 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)’.
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.
Prime Minister – Imran Khan
Currency – Pakistani Rupee
Capital – Islamabad