ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army on Friday said it has inducted an indigenously developed rocket, having over 100 km range, in Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) of its corps of artillery.
The rocket A-100 has been indigenously developed by Pakistani scientists and engineers, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
“With over 100 kilometers range the rocket is a highly effective and potent for interdiction that can effectively disrupt enemy’s mobilisation and assembly,” the Pakistan military’s media wing added.
Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was the chief guest at the induction ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Gen Bajwa paid rich tributes to scientists and engineers for indigenously developing the rocket, which he said, will augment the existing conventional fire power capabilities of the Pakistan Army.
217th Corps Commanders’ Conference presided by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) held at GHQ. Forum reviewed geo-strategic environment and security situation of the country.
Progress of ongoing operations, fencing along Pak-Afg border, situation along Eastern Border including Indian ceasefire violations deliberately targeting innocent citizens and Afghan reconciliation process were also discussed.
Forum reiterated to continue its efforts for bringing enduring peace in the country while supporting all initiatives towards regional peace.
Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has emphasised Pakistan Army’s resolve to strengthen conventional forces to meet challenges of full spectrum threat.
The Army Chief stated this while speaking on the occasion of induction of A-100 Rocket in Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) into Corps of Artillery of Pakistan Army on Friday.
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa paid rich tributes to the scientists and engineers for indigenously developing A-100 Rocket which shall augment the existing conventional firepower capabilities of Pakistan Army.
According to ISPR, the Army Chief said that Pakistani defence industry has maintained steady progress in the recent times and has contributed to defence of Pakistan. The rocket A-100 has been indigenously developed by Pakistani scientists and engineers, with over 100 kilometres range. The Rocket is a highly effective and potent for interdiction that can effectively disrupt enemy’s mobilisation and assembly.