Pakistan test-fires 290km ballistic missile

Staff Reporter

Pakistan on Thursday conducted a successful training launch of surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile Ghaznavi, the Inter-Services Public Relations said.

According to a statement, the training launch was aimed at ensuring operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command and re-validating technical parameters of the weapon system.

As per the military’s media wing, missile Ghaznavi is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to a range of 290 kilometres.

The launch of the ballistic missiles was witnessed by Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lt Gen Muhammad Ali; senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Army Strategic Forces Command and scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.

Gen Ali appreciated the excellent standard of training, handling of the weapon system and execution of the launch mission in the field by troops.

The President, Prime Minister, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and the services chiefs also congratulated all ranks of ASFC, scientists and engineers on the successful conduct of the launch.


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