Pakistan conducts night launch of Ghaznavi missile successfully, says ISPR

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor mentions in his tweet earlier today that a successful night training launch of Ghaznavi (a surface to surface ballistic missile) was carried out by Pakistan.

The missile “is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to 290 kilometers”, said Maj Gen Ghafoor via a tweet, which also included a video of the launch.

According to DG ISPR, the president and prime minister “conveyed appreciation to the team and congratulations to the nation” for the successful testing of the missile.

Earlier this year in January, Pakistan conducted a successful training launch for Nasr missile, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

Nasr (Hatf IX), a tactical ballistic missile, is capable of carrying 400 kg highly explosive material, including a nuclear warhead.

The missile, propelled by solid fuel, possess an operational range of 70 km with a blast yield of 0.5 to 5 kilotons. Described as “Multi-tube Ballistic missile” by ISPR, Nasr is believed to be inducted in the fleet by 2013.

Being short-range surface to surface missile, Nasr is considered to be a significant arsenal against Indian armored penetrations into Pakistan’s territory.

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