The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) successfully test-fired indigenously developed extended range “smart weapon” missiles from JF-17 Thunder jets on Tuesday.
A PAF statement announced the successful test terming it a moment to be proud of as the weapon had indigenously been developed by Pakistani scientists.
“The successful trial has provided JF-17 Thunder a very potent and assured day and night capability to engage variety of targets with pinpoint accuracy,” the PAF statement added.
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan lauded the efforts of the scientists and researchers and congratulated the PAF for the achievement.
“This is a great milestone to strengthen the country’s defence capabilities and all credit goes to the talented scientists and engineers that made it possible” he said.
Mujahid Anwar Khan said that Pakistan is a peace loving country but if provoked it will befittingly respond to any aggression from neighbouring India.
On February, the Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian jets for intruding into Pakistan’s airspace.
Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was arrested in the process, but later released on orders of the Prime Minister Imran Khan as a peace gesture.
Tensions between Pakistan and India are on the rise since the Pulwama Attack, in which 44 Indian paramilitary officers were killed when a van packed with explosives rammed into a convoy in occupied Kashmir.
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