Pakistan test-fires short-range ballistic missile

July 7, 2017

Defense News:

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan says it has successfully tested a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

The military said Wednesday the NASR is a high-precision weapons system with the ability for quick deployment and a range of 70 kilometers, or 43.5 miles. It added that this system will augment credible deterrence against prevailing threats more effectively.

Army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, who was at the launch, said that Pakistan will go to any lengths to ensure regional peace and stability and underlined the missiles are meant to stress that war is not an option…

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