Pakistan on Thursday conducted a successful training launch of short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi), capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads upto a range of 290 km.

A statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the successful launch was the culminating point of the field training exercise of the Army Strategic Forces Command which was aimed at testing the operational readiness of a Strategic Missile Group besides upgradation of various capabilities of weapon systems.

Addressing the participating troops in the exercise area, the Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif said that Pakistan has configured one of the best command and control systems and the armed forces of

Pakistan are fully capable of safeguarding its security against any aggression.