RAWALPINDI – Pakistan on Wednesday conducted a successful training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The missile is capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads up to a range of 290 kilometers, the official statement added.
It was launched at the culmination of Annual Field Training Exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command.
#Pakistan conductd successful training launch of surface to surface GHAZNAVI ballistic missile.
GHAZNAVI is capable of delvrng nuclear and conventional warheads upto a range of 290 kms.
launch was the culmination of Annual Field Training Exc of Army Strategic Forces Command pic.twitter.com/ZPfrsBE3aP
— S0cialMedai PAK NEWS (@s0cialmedai) February 3, 2021
It was designed and developed by the National Development Complex, with the first version in service with the Pakistan Army’s strategic command since 2004.
it is named after the 11th century Muslim Turkic conqueror Mahmud of Ghazni.
On Jan 20, Pakistan conducted a successful flight test of Shaheen-III, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, capable of hitting targets as far as 2,750 kilometers, reported the military’s media wing on Wednesday.
A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the flight test aimed at revalidating various design and technology parameters of the weapon system.
Pakistan today conducted successful flight test of Shaheen-III surface to surface ballistic missile, having a range of 2750 kilometers. The test flight was aimed at re-validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system. pic.twitter.com/oIeWyMwnk6
— Son Of Pakistan🇵🇰 (@SonPakistan) January 20, 2021
President Dr. Arif Aliv, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Services Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza, and chiefs of all three services have congratulated scientists and engineers on the successful test of the missile.
In May 2019, Pakistan had successfully test-fired a Shaheen-II ballistic missile, having a range of 1,500 Kms. The Shaheen missile series is named after a falcon that lives in the mountains of Pakistan.