Islamabad: Pakistan Navy has conducted successful test launch of shore based anti-ship missile today. The trial was conducted in Arabian Sea and weapon launched from coastal site successfully engaged the surface target. The test further consolidates Pakistan’s capability for defence of the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) lauded the efforts of those involved. While congratulating the crew of the missile’s battery, he said that with this successful test launch, significant capability has been added to the Pakistan Navy’s arsenal which would further bolster the seaward defence of the country and contribute towards peace and stability in the region.
Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Mohammad Zakaullah, in his felicitation message praised the hard work for successful launch and smooth induction of Zarb missile. He said the operationalization of new missile system was part of Pakistan Navy’s continuous efforts to augment its capabilities. He termed the event as hallmark of Navy’s combat preparedness and an important step towards further strengthening the country’s seaward defence.