Pakistan successfully conducted night training launch of its surface to surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’ on Wednesday night.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Ghaznavi is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads within a range of 290 kilometers.
“Pakistan successfully carried out night training launch of a surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi,” Director-General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet.
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
He added that the successful launch was congratulated by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mehmood Hayat and service chiefs. Besides, President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan also appreciated the efforts and congratulated the nation on this achievement.
The missile testing has come at a time when there is a military standoff with arch-rival India over the annexation of Kashmir.
PM Imran Khan and Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa have, on several occasions, informed the world powers that Kashmir is a nuclear flashpoint and that the conflict between the two countries could destroy the world’s peace for good.