Islamabad, 9th April, 2016 (WAM) – Pakistan Navy conducted on Saturday a successful test-fire surface to sea missile, a shore-based anti-ship missile ‘Zarb’. The missile was launched from coastal site and successfully hit the surface target in the Arabian Sea, a statement released by Director General Public Relations said.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah said the launch of new missile system was part of Pak Navy’s continuous effort to enhance its capabilities, and terming the successful test as hallmark of Pakistan Navy’s preparedness. Pakistan Navy will continue its efforts to modernise itself to meet defence and security challenges of present day maritime world.

Zarb missile was formally inducted into Pakistan’s Navy defence.

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