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Pakistan tests anti-ship cruise missile

KARACHI: Pakistan on Tuesday tested an anti-ship cruise missile also capable of carrying out ground attacks.

“The missile accurately hit its target on land signifying the impressive capabilities of the indigenous missile System,” the Pakistan Navy said.

According to the navy, the impressive fire power display, Live Weapon Firing was conducted by Pakistan Navy’s Fast Attack Craft (Missile), in the North Arabian Sea.

Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff witnessed the live firing onboard Pakistan Navy Ship.

“The successful live weapon firing has once again demonstrated the credible fire power of Pakistan Navy and the impeccable level of indigenization in high tech weaponry achieved by Pakistan’s defence industry,” said a statement issued by the Navy.

The Pakistan Navy said the test was a clear manifestation of government’s resolve to achieve self reliance in this field”

Vice Chief of the Naval Staff expressed his utmost satisfaction on the operational readiness of Pakistan Navy Fleet and commended the efforts of all those involved in achieving this significant milestone successfully.

He emphasized the need to capitalize on indigenous defence capabilities.

Vice Chief of the Naval Staff also reaffirmed the resolve of Pakistan Navy to ensure seaward defence and safeguard national maritime interests at all costs.

He also appreciated the efforts made by our engineers and researchers in making the project a success.

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