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Pak Navy successfully test-fires anti-ship missile Zarb

By our correspondents
April 10, 2016

KARACHI: The Pakistan Navy has successfully conducted a test launch of the shore-based anti-ship Zarb Missile on Saturday.

A PN statement said that the trial was conducted in the Arabian Sea and the weapon launched from a coastal site successfully engaged the surface target.

The test further consolidates Pakistan’s capability for the defence of the country.

The PN statement said that 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 this successful test launch proves that 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 Muhammad Zakaullah in his felicitation message praised the hard work for the successful launch and smooth induction of the Zarb missile. 

He said the operational use of the new missile system was part of Pakistan Navy’s continuous efforts to augment its capabilities. He termed the event as hallmark of the Navy’s combat preparedness and an important step towards further strengthening the country’s seaward defence.

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