外文标题：Pak successfully test-fires short-range missile 'Hatf III'
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday successfully test-fired a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi), capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290 kilometres, that could cover parts of India.
The "successful training launch" concluded the Field Training Exercise of Strategic Missile Group of Army Strategic Forces Command, the military said in a statement here.
Addressing the troops in the exercise, Gen Mahmood commended the troops on achieving technical and operational excellence in operating the state-of-the-art weapon system, the statement said.
He "expressed his satisfaction over the training goals achieved during the exercise and expected that the officers and men entrusted with the task of deterring aggression would continue to maintain professional excellence", it said.
Gen Mahmood also congratulated all the scientists and engineers for the successful launch of Ghaznavi as another milestone which has further strengthened the defence potential of Pakistan besides ensuring peace in the region.
Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulated the participating troops, scientists and engineers for the successful launch of the missile, the statement said.
Venkat Rao (Unknown)
Very low range missile its no use. The technology might be taken from China.
Pakistan should not take provocative actions during Indian elections.
U.S. should impose sanctions on Pakistan like they do it against NKorea.
Dharmesh Pandya (Ahmedabad)
Good for them !!! I dont know what they gonna do with this.? may be travelling .... hahahah ;)
Balakishore Ruttala (Hyderabad)
Is the missiles tested by pakistan are working fine.... as they are preparing missiles, they are not even trying to send something intot he space...
Many of these missiles are bogus, dude ! If they are so advance in missile technology then why can;t they send a brick to space ?? It is easier to make a rocket then missile as there is no re-entry. But still they can't make a rocket which can take a small satellite to space !! Why ? Because many of these missiles are dude
Made in China recently imported a batch NO PAKCHIN840, sample given to test to make sure it fires. Pakistani cockroaches initially read in Chinese, then translated to Urdu, took ten hours to fire the missile.
Is not it already tested by china??
SCL P (India)
They can't dare use it against India or China. Would they use it against Af or Iran?
A 290 km missile, even not imported one, is hardly a deterant for India.
A Singh (Unknown)
the range was known before hand or measured after it touched down ;-D .
Now their own Terriorists group will use this missile against PAKis :D
Capital King ()
Modiji should also have an agenda to cleanse our R&D department. All our money is getting wasted in a place called DRDO. ISRO on the other hand is proving with cost effective launches. DRDO must have an Iron hand and expediate all researches. What talent is not there in India? Modiji should include in this in his personal manifesto.
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close race between India and Pakistan. Both continue development of their weapons
Bitter Truth (India) replies to ashish
India sees China as a rival not a bhikari rogue like Pakistan
Suresh Pandav (Mumbai)
News is from Islamabad and says that it covers 290 Kms. parts of India - but one thing is certain even before such weapon or short range missile takes up, it will be destructed there and there only. Jai Hind