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Pakistan successfully tests Ghauri Missile System

Pakistan successfully conducted the training launch of the Ghauri Missile System having a range of up to 1,300 km.

Oct 9, 2018
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan successfully conducted the training launch of the Ghauri Missile System having a range of up to 1,300 km. 
 
According to Inter-Services Public Relations, the launch was conducted by Army Strategic Forces Command and was aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness of the command.
 
Ghauri Ballistic Missile can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.
 
The commander of Army Strategic Forces Command, Lt Gen Hilal Hussain, appreciated the standard of training and operational preparedness of the military’s strategic division.
 
“The launch consolidates Pakistan’s nuclear capability which is aimed at peace and stability through a credible deterrence regime,” read a statement issued by the military’s media wing.
 
The launch was witnessed by Lieutenant General Hilal Hussain, commander of Army Strategic Forces Command, Dr Nabeel Hayat Malik, NESCOM chairman, Tahir Ikram, chairman KRL, senior officers from the strategic forces, scientists and engineers from strategic organisations.

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