Shaheen-I Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ..
China The joint bilateral air force exercise “Shaheen VI” has started between air forces of China and Pakistan in China on September 7, and will run until September 27, 2017. The “Shaheen” joint training was launched by the Chinese and Pakistani air forces in March 2011 and has since gone through five major iterations.
Pakistan successfully test-fired long-range Hatf IV, Shaheen 1A ballistic missile in the Indian Ocean. The missile’s range and technical parameters have been improved while it is capable of carrying nuclear warhead. Pakistan has tested the long-range missile just a week after India test fired its first ICBM (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile) Agni-V on April 18, 2012.
Topics: Agni • Agni-III • Guided missiles • Hatf-I • In spaceflight • Intercontinental ballistic missile • Missiles • Pakistani missile research and development program • Shaheen-I • Short-range ballistic missiles • Weapons