Pakistan Test Fires Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile Ghaznavi

New Delhi: 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.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson of Pakistan Armed Forces, tweeted that the exercise was successful and put out a 30-second video clip of the missile launch along with a group photograph of officers with the missile.

The military spokesperson said the ballistic missile is capable of “delivering multiple types of warheads upto 290 km”. He added that Pakistan President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan had conveyed appreciation to the team and congratulated the nation.

The Ghaznavi, which was launched past midnight, is a short-range missile.

It was launched from the Sonmiani flight test range in Balochistan and tracked at Nooribad and Goth Piaro in Sindh by National Development Complex (NDC) ground control station, located at a 220 kilometre distance from the range. NDC is Pakistan’s missile developer headquartered in Fatehjang, Punjab (Pakistan)

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