Pakistan military successfully tests newly developed rocket system, says army

said it successfully test-fired Wednesday a short-range, indigenously developed rocket system meant to boost its ability to deter any offensive action from archenemy and neighbor India. The Fatah-II Guided Rocket System has a range of 240 miles. It also features a state-of-the-art navigation system, unique trajectory, and maneuverable capabilities. It can engage targets with high precision and defeat any missile defense system, the statement said and added that Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and military congratulated the scientists and engineers behind the rocket system, as well as troops who ensured a successful launch. Pakistan’s military often conducts test-fires of home-developed cruise missiles and weapons in an effort to showcase its ability to counter any threat from India. The two nuclear-armed rivals have fought three wars against each other since they gained independence from British colonial rule in 1947.