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Pakistan conducts ballistic missile test

Army says Shaheen-III has range of 2,750 km

Aamir Latif   | 20.01.2021
Pakistan conducts ballistic missile test Photo: A screenshot from a video on the official Twitter page of a Pakistan army spokesman.

KARACHI, Pakistan

Pakistan on Wednesday conducted a “successful” flight test of a ballistic missile in the Northern Arabian Sea.

Shaheen-III, the surface-to-surface ballistic missile, has a range of 2,750 kilometers (1,708 miles), according to an army statement.

“The test flight was aimed at re-validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system,” it added.

The test was witnessed by Gen. Nadeem Raza, the chairman joint chiefs of staff committee, and other senior officials.

President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, and the three services chiefs congratulated the scientists and engineers on the “successful” missile test.

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