By Muhammad Luqman
Amid rising tensions with neighbouring India, Pakistan has successfully carried out the night training launch of Ghaznavi, a surface to surface ballistic missile.
Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said on Thursday, the missile “is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to 290 kilometres.
Pakistan successfully carried out night training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, capable of delivering multiple types of warheads upto 290 KMs. CJCSC & Services Chiefs congrat team. President & PM conveyed appreciation to team & congrats to the nation. pic.twitter.com/hmoUKRPWev
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) August 29, 2019
The president and prime minister “conveyed appreciation to the team and congratulations to the nation” for the successful testing of the missile, chief of army’s media wing said.
Earlier in May this year, Pakistan conducted a successful training launch of Shaheen-II, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
In January, Pakistan witnesses another successful launch of the tactical ballistic missile Nasr as part of the Army Strategic Forces Command training exercise.
The missile is capable of defeating — by assured penetration — “any currently available BMD [Ballistic Missile Defence] system in our neighbourhood or any other system under procurement [or] development”, the military’s media wing had said.