Pakistan conducts test launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘‘Shaheen-I’

On 18 Nov, Pakistan conducted a successful test launch of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Shaheen-I’ missile capable of delivering all types of warheads up to 650 kilometres. The launch was held as part of a training exercise “aimed at testing the operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command. The objective of the launch was at testing operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) ensuring Pakistan’s credible minimum deterrence. The Pakistan test came just after India India conducted the first night trial of ‘Agni-II’, its versatile surface-to-surface medium range nuclear-capable missile. The Agni-II missile has a range of 2,000km and it is an intermediate range ballistic missile and already been inducted into the Indian Army.