Pakistan ‘successfully’ tests Ghaznavi ballistic missile

Defence News, International, (Islamabad), August 29:-Pakistan has “successfully” carried out a night training launch of 290-km range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, its military said on Thursday.

The test comes amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan after New Delhi revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union territories.

“Pakistan successfully carried out night training launch of the surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, capable of delivering multiple types of warheads upto 290 KMs,” Director-General of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted.

Pakistan President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated the nation and conveyed their appreciation to the team that conducted the test, he said.

He also said the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and the Service chiefs congratulated the team.

Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance, a US-based NGO, has said that Ghaznavi was developed after studying Chinese M-11 missiles, which were delivered to Pakistan in 1987.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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