Pakistan has successfully conducted ‘night training’ test of surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’. Pakistan Army Media Spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor wrote on Twitter that this missile is capable of carrying a range of armaments of up to 290 km.
The night training launch of the surface-to-surface ballistic missile, the Ghaznavi, was conducted early on Thursday.Pakistan carried out a night training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi early on Thursday, a move that coincides with its scaled-up effort to internationalise the Kashmir issue.
The Chairman Joint
Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and the three services chiefs congratulated
the team of experts for successfully testing the missile.
President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan conveyed their appreciation to the team, and congratulated the nation on the feat, he said. The Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) also shared a video of the launch in his tweet.
Major General Ghafoor tweeted on Thursday that the missile “is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to 290 kilometres.” He also posted a video of the missile launch. The Ghaznavi missile has been described by experts as being a derivative of the M-11 missile that China exported to Pakistan in the early 1990s. While having shorter range than other Pakistani ballistic missiles, the Ghaznavi can be transported and launched via road-mobile vehicles, making it hard to detect and destroy before launch. The Ghaznavi was introduced into service in 2004. The