COAS says that Nasr missile puts cold water on Cold Start
Inter Services Public Relations news release has said that Pakistan for validation of new technical parameters, Pakistan has successfully undertaken a series of training launches and tests/trials during the current week of surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Nasr’ with enhanced range from 60 kms to 70 kms and flight manoeuverability.
On Wednesday, 5th July 2017, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa had witnessed the training launch of short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Nasr’.
The weapon system will augment the credibility of deterrence against prevailing threat spectrum more effectively, including anti-missile defences.
Nasr is considered to be a high-precision weapon system which has the ability of quick deployments.
The standard of training and operational preparedness of Army Strategic Force was appreciated by the COAS, furthermore he congratulated the scientists and engineers on achieving this significant milestone towards Pakistan’s credible deterrence capability.
The COAS had expressed complete confidence in the effective command, control, safety along with the security of all strategic assets and measures being taken to augment these. The COAS said “You are our real heroes, the unseen, we owe you our gratitude”
The COAS added that “Nasr has put cold water on Cold Start.”
Cold Start which is a military doctrine that was developed by the Indian armed forces which was to be used in a possible war with Pakistan.
Gen Bajwa said “War must be avoided at all costs, he said, adding our strategic capability is a guarantee of peace against a highly militarised and increasingly belligerent neighbour.”
The COAS added that “Pakistan will go to any length to ensure regional peace and stability. We wholeheartedly support all government efforts at peace through dialogue. Our capability is only meant to ensure, no one thinks war remains an option,”
The Chairman JCSC, Chief of Air Staff and Chief of Naval Staff have congratulated the strategic forces on the achievement.
The scientists along with the nation was congratulated by the President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over successful launch of Nasr missile.
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