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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy test fired the "Zarb" surface to sea missile aimed at consolidating its defence capability to thwart any possible aggression by adversaries from the Arabian sea.

"The missile was fired from a strategic point located at a coastal area which successfully hit its target in the Arabian sea," a spokesman for the Pakistan Navy Commodore Nadeem Bokhari said in a statement issued from naval headquarters in Islamabad.

Zarb missile was formally inducted into Pakistan's Navy defence system soon after its successful launch.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zakaullah termed the missile's successful test as an addition into PN's strategic power against the enemy and said that Pakistan Navy will continue its efforts to modernise itself to meet defence and security challenges of present day maritime world.

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