Pakistan on Wednesday conducted a successful training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, which is capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads up to a range of 290 kilometres, the military said.
This training launch was the culminating point of the Annual Field Training Exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command, military’s media wing, the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), said in a statement.
The training launch was witnessed by Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lieutenant General Muhammad Ali, senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Army Strategic Forces Command, Scientists and Engineers of the strategic organisations, it added.
The Commander Army Strategic Forces Command appreciated the operational preparedness and display of excellent standard in handling and operating the weapon system. He also expressed full satisfaction on the training standards of participating troops, attained throughout this training activity.
President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Service Chiefs have congratulated all ranks of Army Strategic Forces Command, the scientists and engineers on successful conduct of today’s launch.
Last month, Pakistan conducted a successful flight test of Shaheen-3 surface-to-surface ballistic missile, having a range of 2,750 kilometres.
According to ISPR, the flight test was aimed at the revalidating various design and tech parameters of weapon system.