Pak Navy test fires 'foreign' weapons in Arabian Sea

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Islamabad, Mar.12 (ANI): Pakistan on Friday reportedly test-fired a number of missiles and torpedoes, acquired from other countries, from ships and submarines in the Arabian Sea.

A statement issued by the Pakistan Navy described the tests as 'successful' but did not disclose much about the range or other technical details of the weapons fired.

"Pakistan navy fleet today tested its fire power in the north Arabian Sea to assess lethality, precision and efficacy of its weapon system," the statement said.

The tests included anti-surface missiles from an F-22P frigate, acquired recently from China, air-to-surface missiles from P-3C aircraft and sub surface-to-surface missiles from Agosta 90B submarines, which were bought from France, The Dawn reports.

The navy's statement said that tests were aimed to send a strong message to those who are conspiring against the country.

"While reassuring Pakistan navy's commitment of defending the motherland, this strike capability would also send a message of deterrence to anyone harbouring nefarious designs against Pakistan," it stated. (ANI)

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