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Pak Navy test-fires indigenous cruise missile

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ISLAMABAD (PTI): Pakistan Navy on Tuesday successfully test-fired an indigenous cruise missile in the Arabian Sea, the navy said.

"The indigenously developed cruise missile has anti-ship missile and land attack capability," the navy said in a statement.

It said the missile accurately hit its target on land signifying the "impressive capabilities" of the indigenous missile system.

"This is a clear manifestation of Government's resolve to achieve self-reliance in this field," it added.

Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Kaleem Shaukat witnessed the live firing, which was conducted by the navy's fast attack craft.

Admiral Shaukat reaffirmed the navy's resolve "to ensure seaward defence and safeguard national maritime interests at all costs."

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