Pakistan has conducted another successful launch of the tactical ballistic missile Nasr as part of the Army Strategic Forces Command training exercise, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.
The exercise included a training test on January 24, when the short-range surface-to-surface missile was fired in a salvo of four missiles, and single shots on January 28 an 31.
According to the ISPR, the second phase of this exercise was aimed at testing the “extreme in-flight manoeuvrability” of the missile.
The missile is capable of defeating — by assured penetration — “any currently available BMD [Ballistic Missile Defence] system in our neighbourhood or any other system under procurement [or] development”, the military’s media wing said.
The launch was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, the director general strategic plans division, the commander of army strategic forces command, the chairman of NESCOM, senior officers from the army strategic forces command and scientists and engineers belonging to strategic organisations.
According to the press release, General Hayat appreciated the participating troops, scientists and engineers on “achieving yet another milestone of national significance towards Pakistan’s strategic deterrence capability.”