Pakistan conducts training launch of Hatf VI (Lead)

April 21st, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by admin  

By Muhammad Najeeb
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan Monday successfully conducted the first training launch of its long-range ballistic missile Hatf VI. “The launch was conducted by the Army Strategic Force Command and marked the culmination of a field training exercise,” said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

It said the test had validated the operational readiness of a strategic missile group equipped with the Hatf-VI missile.

Hatf-VI is part of the Shaheen missile system that is Pakistan’s long-range ballistic missile system with a range of 2,000 km. It is a two-stage solid fuel missile, which can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.

Monday’s launch, which c

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