Pakistan successfully test launched advanced ballistic missile system
In Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Thursday, a successful training launch of the Ghauri weapon system took place. The purpose of this launch was to assess the operational and technical readiness of the Army Strategic Forces Command, as reported by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Tuesday.
The event was attended by various dignitaries, including the Commander of the Army Strategic Force Command (ASFC), senior officers from the strategic forces, and scientists and engineers from the strategic organization.
Commander ASFC commended the high standard of training and operational preparedness of the Army Strategic Forces. This commendation was a result of the proficient handling of the weapon system in the field, as well as the achievement of operational and technical objectives. He also expressed appreciation for the contributions made by scientists and engineers to enhance Pakistan's strategic capabilities.
Notably, President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), and services chiefs extended their congratulations to the troops, scientists, and engineers for the successful execution of the training launch.
This Ghauri test launch followed a separate successful test flight of the Ababeel Weapon System in the previous week, as confirmed by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The test flight aimed to re-validate various design aspects, technical parameters, and the performance evaluation of different sub-systems within the weapon system. The military's statement emphasized that the missile system's purpose was to strengthen deterrence and enhance strategic stability in the region, aligning with the concept of Full Spectrum Deterrence in the framework of Credible Minimum Deterrence.