Pakistan test fires Hatf IX missile


Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful test fire of Short Range Surface to Surface Missile Hatf IX (NASR).

According to ISPR, the test fire was conducted with successive launches of two missiles from a state of the art multi tube launcher. NASR, with a range of 60 km, and inflight maneuver capability can carry nuclear warheads of appropriate yield, with high accuracy.

This quick response system, which can fire a four Missile Salvo ensures deterrence
against threats in view of evolving scenarios. Additionally NASR has been specially designed to defeat all known Anti Tactical Missile Defence Systems.

The test was witnessed by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General (Retired) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Chairman NESCOM Mr Muhammad Irfan Burney, the Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lieutenant General Triq Nadeem Gilani, senior officers from the armed forces, scientists and engineers of strategic
organizations and others.

Addressing the scientists, engineers and military officers of Strategic Organizations, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee congratulated them on displaying a high standard of proficiency in handling and operating the state of the art weapon system.

He said that Pakistan’s Armed Forces were fully capable of safeguarding Pakistan’s security against all kinds of aggression. The successful test has also been appreciated by the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan who have congratulated the scientists and
engineers on their outstanding success.


  1. The Kashmiri community in Sandha Khurd,Lahore expressed their hearfelt congratulation to the scientists and enginners for rhe successful conduct of test of Short Range surface to surface missile Hatf 1X.We are proud of our scientists,engineers and brave Pak army for their outstanding and excelent success and we urge them to keep it up and safeguard the interest of Pakistan with full devoted determination and siprit.may Allah success you in other matters of internal and external sectors sueccssfully Aameen.

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