WEB DESK: Pakistan Navy successfully test-fired anti-ship Zarb missile on Saturday, said a Pakistan Navy spokesman.
“The missile test-fired from the coastal areas successfully hit its target in the Arabian Sea,” he said.
The spokesman said the new missile system will enhance the capabilities of Pakistan Navy. The test further consolidates Pakistan’s capability for defence of the country.
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in separate messages have congratulated Pakistan Navy for successful launch of Zarb missile and appreciated professional capabilities of Pakistan Navy.
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations), Vice Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi 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.
Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, in his felicitation message praised the hard work for successful launch and smooth induction of Zarb missile.
He said the operationalisation 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.