According to a press release by Pakistan military's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the test launch was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system at maximum range.
Senior officers from Strategic Plans Division (SPD), strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations witnessed the launch with its impact point in the Arabian Sea.
Director General SPD, Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, while congratulating the scientists and engineers on achieving yet another milestone of historic significance, termed it a major step towards strengthening Pakistan's deterrence capability.
He showed his full confidence over the Strategic Command and Control System and the Strategic Forces' capability to safeguard security of the Mother Land against any aggression.
President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sahrif also warmly appreciated the successful test launch and achievement of this Range milestone and congratulated the scientists and engineers on their outstanding achievement.
On 17 November 2014, Pakistan conducted another test launch of intermediate range Shaheen 1A (Hatf IV) ballistic missile, capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads.
This test came three days after the Pakistani military successfully test-fired another nuclear-capable missile, which has a range of 1,500 kilometers.
The Shaheen-IA missile, also known as Hatf-VI, was launched from an undisclosed location in the country, targeting somewhere in the Arabian Sea.
Shaheen-1A with its highly accurate and indigenously developed guidance system is amongst the most accurate missile system, official statement said.
Pakistan has tested a wide range of missiles, including nuclear-capable, ranging from the Hatf-IX tactical missile with a range of 60 kilometers to Hatf-IV, in recent months as part of efforts to strengthen its nuclear arsenal to counter India’s conventional superiority.