Pak claims test firing of new anti-tank missile

Last Updated: Monday, December 6, 2010 - 15:50

Islamabad: The Pakistan Army has carried out
test firing of a new indigenous anti-tank missile from a site near Jehlum, about 100 kilometres east of the capital.

The test successfully met all trial parameters, Kyodo
reported quoting a Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)
press statement.

`Daily Times` quoting Pakistani Army officials claimed
that with the successful test firing at the Tilla range,
"Pakistan has taken an edge over the rivals in conventional
warfare".

Kyodo said Khan Research Laboratory, named after
disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, developed an
anti-tank missile in the early 1990s using a
remote-controlled, wire-guided system with a 3,000-metre range.
But authoritative sources told Kyodo News the version of
anti-tank missile tested yesterday is equipped with an
automatic guidance system, without wires, and has a greater
range.

No additional information about the new missile was
given.
Earlier media reports had said Pakistan acquired and
modified a Chinese anti-tank missile which it has named
Bakhtar Shikan.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 6, 2010 - 15:50

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