Pakistan Navy conducts successful test of anti-ship missile ‘Zarb’


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan Navy on Saturday conducted successful launch of shore based anti-ship ‘Zarb’ missile, a test that would further consolidates Pakistan’s capability for its defence.

The trial was conducted in Arabian Sea and weapon launched from coastal site successfully engaged the surface target.

Speaking on the occasion, the 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.

In his felicitation message, the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah message praised the hard work for successful launch and smooth induction of Zarb missile.

The Naval Chief 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.

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