Ghaznavi- Pakistan’s New surface-to-surface Ballistic Missile

Pakistan has successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile on February 3, 2021. The successfully test-fired Ghaznavi missile can strike targets up to 290 kilometers.

Key Points

  • The launch of the Ghaznavi missile marked the culmination of the Annual Field Training Exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command.
  • The statement was issued by the media wing of the Pakistan Army.
  • The ballistic missile Ghaznavi is capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads up to a range of 290 kilometers.
  • The training launch was witnessed by Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lt Gen Muhammad Ali, senior officers from Army Strategic Forces Command, Strategic Plans Division, Scientists, and Engineers of the strategic organizations.
  • Ghaznavi has been tested for both day and night modes.

Before this, nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-III was test-fired by Pakistan on January 20. It has a range of up to 2,750 kilometers.

Ghaznavi Missile

It is surface to a surface short-range ballistic missile which entered service with Pakistan Army in the year 2012. It is designed and developed by the National Development Complex, a Pakistani defense, and aerospace contractor. The length of the missile is 9.64m and its diameter is 0.99 m.

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