ISLAMABAD: Troops on Wednesday fired a short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile during exercises in the third such training launch in recent weeks, AFP quoted the army as saying.
Soldiers from the country’s Strategic Force Command (SFC) carried out a “successful” launch of the Hatf III (Ghaznavi) missile, which has a range of 290 kilometres, an army statement said.
With the launch, the SFC “concluded its highly successful winter collective training,” the statement read.
The launch was witnessed by caretaker Prime Minister Mohammedmian Soomro and Army Chief Ashfaq Kayani, the statement added, saying that more details would be announced later. agencies
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