Pakistan has tested Ghaznavi missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The Pakistan Army said that this test had been done for the purpose of training. A day after India fired the Nirbhay cruise missile, Pakistan has also successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable ballistic missile. Pakistan’s military issued a statement saying that they have successfully tested Ghaznavi, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile. The Pakistan Army also stated that it was a training launch aiming at the test of operational preparedness.
The Strategic Forces Command of the Army executed the missile. During this the focus was on assessing all the technical aspects of the missile. The nuclear-capable Ghaznavi missile can transport nuclear warheads of up to 700 kg and conventional warheads up to 290 km. Ghaznavi missile is also recognised as the Hatf-3 missile. Pakistan started making Ghaznavi missiles since1987. This missile was enlisted into the Pakistani Army in 2007 after almost 20 years. The length of the Ghaznavi missile is around 8.5 meters.
This missile, made under the inspection of China, has been developed by the National Development Complex of Pakistan. Since Pakistan is not a member of the Missile Control Regime Treaty, China cannot provide a more than 300 km missile. The short ranging Ghaznavi missile is solid fuel-powered. This missile can be move anywhere by rail and road.