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Pak test-fires naval cruise missile 'Harba'

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Pakistan Navy's fast attack vessel PNS Himmat test fires the 'Harba' naval cruise missile. An ISPR photo

ISLAMABAD (PTI): The Pakistan Navy on Wednesday said it successfully test-fired the indigenously developed 'Harba' naval cruise missile after launching it from a newly commissioned fast attack vessel.

"The missile is capable of hitting its target from surface to surface and ground assault," the Pakistan Navy said in a statement.

The indigenously-built missile was launched from PNS Himmat and it successfully hit the target, it said.

"The missile accurately hit its target signifying the impressive capabilities of Harbah Naval Weapon System," said the statement.

"The successful live weapon firing has once again demonstrated the credible firepower of Pakistan Navy and the impeccable level of indigenisation in high tech weaponry achieved by Pakistan's defence industry," it said.

Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi witnessed the test launch.

Speaking on the occasion, he said the Pakistan Navy will ensure defence of the country's shores and interests.

Further details like the exact location of the launch and other features of the missile were not disclosed by the Navy.

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