RAWALPINDI – The Pakistan has successfully equated the range of its Shaheen-II (Hatf-VI) ballistic missile – 1500 kilometers – to the range of India’s K-5 Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM).
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) – military public relation department – Pakistan on Thursday conducted a successful training launch of intermediate range Shaheen-II (Hatf-VI) ballistic missile.
“The successful launch was the culminating point of the field training exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command which was aimed at ensuring operational readiness of a strategic missile group, besides re-validating different design and technical parameters of the weapon system,” the ISPR statement said.
Shaheen-II missiles are capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 1,500 kilometres.
India achieved the same milestone on January 26, 2013 when the it successfully tested K-5 – an underwater ballistic missile system – with a strike range of around 1500 kilometers.