Pakistan successfully test-fires nuclear-capable missile

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News:Pakistan has conducted the test launch of Shaheen-1 surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

Facts:

About Shaheen-1:

  • Shaheen-1 is a is a land based supersonic short-range ballistic missile (SRBM). 
  • It has been jointly designed and developed by joint venture of Pakistan’s National Engineering and Scientific Commission(NESCOM) and National Defence Complex(NDC). 
  • The missile is capable of delivering all types of warheads (conventional as well as nuclear). 
  • It has a strike range of 650 KMs bringing a number of Indian cities under its range.It is propelled by a two-stage solid-fuel rocket motor.

Additional information:

About Ballistic missile:

  • Ballistic missile follows a ballistic trajectory to deliver one or more warheads to a predetermined target.
  • These weapons are guided during relatively brief periods of flight and most of their trajectory is unpowered, being governed by gravity and air resistance if in the atmosphere.