Pakistan successfully tests ballistic missile Ghaznavi

Islamabad, Aug 29 Pakistan has successfully tested the surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.

The Pakistan army confirmed the test of Ghaznavi ballistic missile on twitter . Issuing a message to India after New Delhi revoked special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan is now testing missiles after moving a petition in United Nations about the alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Pakistan successfully carried out night training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi,” Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet.

He added that the missile was “capable of delivering multiple types of warheads upto 290 km”.

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.

Prior to that in March, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) successfully test-fired an indigenously developed extended range “smart weapon” from the JF-17 multi-role fighter aircraft.

In January, Pakistan conducted a training launch of a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile named Nasr.

According to the ISPR, the missile would enhance the operational efficiency of army strategic forces command besides re-validating the desired technical parameters.

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