Rawalpindi - March 11, 2011:
Pakistan today successfully test fired its short range Surface to Surface (STS) Ballistic Missile Hataf-2 (Abdali). The missile test was conducted as part of the process of validation and technical improvements in the Land Based Ballistic Missile Systems.
Hataf-2 (Abdali) with a range of 180 Kms can carry nuclear as well as conventional war heads with high accuracy.
The test was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General (Retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Commander Army Strategic Force Command Lieutenant General Jamil Haider, Chairman SUPARCO Major General Ahmed Bilal, Senior officers from the Armed Forces and Scientists and Engineers of Strategic Organizations.
On this occasion the CJCSC reiterated that the test will go a long way in consolidating Pakistan’s Strategic deterrence capability and further strengthening national security. He said that in the hierarchy of military operations, the Abdalli weapons system now provides Pakistan with an operational level capability, additional to the strategic level capability, which Pakistan already possess because of its medium range and long range Ballistic missile systems. He further added that Pakistan’s resolve and commitment to continue its strategic progress will remain paramount.
The successful test has also been warmly appreciated by the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan who have congratulated the Scientists and Engineers on their outstanding successes.
Pakistan successfully test fired its short range Surface to Surface (STS) Ballistic Missile Hataf-2 (Abdali) on Friday. (11-3-2011) – Photo ISPR