Dubai: Amidst growing tension 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) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Thursday.
Major General Ghafoor tweeted on Thursday that the the missile “is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to 290 kilometres.” He also posted a video of the missile launch.
According to DG ISPR, the presidentand prime minister “conveyed appreciation to the team and congratulations to the nation” for the successful testing of the missile.
The missile launch exercise came as hostility between Pakistan and India has increased following India’s revocation of the autonomy of the disputed region of Kashmir.
Earlier in May, 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, according to Dawn news.
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 in an earlier statement.