RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has successfully carried out night training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi.
The missile is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads, including nuclear and conventional, up to 290 kilometers.
“CJCSC & Services Chiefs congrat team. President and PM conveyed appreciation to team and congrats to the nation,” spokesperson of armed forces, Director General Inter Servicers (DG ISPR) Asif Ghafoor tweeted.
The first Ghaznavi missile was designed and developed by the National Development Complex and is in service Army’s strategic command since 2004. This is also known as Hatf III. Hatf means deadly or vengeance, while Ghaznavi is named after famour 11th century Muslim Turk conqueror.
Development of engine of this missile was a “major breakthrough in missile technology in Pakistan”.
On August 3, using his personal Twitter account, DG ISPR Maj General Asif Ghafoor had said no weapon could suppress the determination of Kashmiris to get their right of self-determination.
“Kashmir runs in our blood. Indigenous political freedom struggle of brave Kashmiris shall succeed, In sha Allah!” he had written, as the tension soared across the border after India issued an unprecedented order asking tourists and Hindu pilgrims to vacate the valley and later annulled the special status for the occupied Jammu and Kashmir valley.