Islamabad: Pakistan Navy on Saturday successfully test-fired shore-based anti-ship missile ‘Zarb’, bolstering its defence mechanism.
The missile was launched from a coastal site and successfully hit the surface target in the Arabian Sea, a statement released by Director General Public Relations said.
Naval chief Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah said the launch of new missile system was part of Pakistan Navy’s continuous effort to enhance its capabilities.
He termed the successful test as hallmark of Pakistan Navy’s preparedness.
Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi said that with the successful test launch significant capability has been added to the Pakistan Navy’s arsenal.
He said that it would further bolster the defence mechanism of the country and contribute towards peace and stability in the region, according to the statement.