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October 16, 2019
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Pakistan Navy successfully test fire indigenously made cruise missile in Arabian Sea

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy’s Fast Attack Craft (Missile) carried out Live Weapon Firing in the North Arabian Sea, said an official statement on Tuesday.

Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat witnessed the live firing onboard the Navy ship.

The statement said that the indigenously developed cruise missile has anti-ship and land attack capability.

The missile accurately hit its target on land, signifying the impressive capabilities of the indigenous missile system.

“The successful Live Weapon Firing has once again demonstrated the credible firepower of Pakistan Navy and the impeccable level of indigenisation in high-tech weaponry achieved by Pakistan’s defence industry. This is a clear manifestation of the government’s resolve to achieve self-reliance in this field,” the press release said.

Speaking on this occasion, 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.

The naval vice chief emphasised the need to capitalise 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 the Navy engineers and researchers in making the project a success.