PUBLISHED: 08:37, Fri, Jan 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:38, Fri, Jan 24, 2020
Pakistan has tested its Ghaznavi surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of different warheads, including nuclear ones. The test marks the nations second successful launch of the missile which has an operating range 290km. The test was part of a larger field training exercise used to test the country's day and night combat readiness. It comes just hours after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned in an interview with the BBC of the "big threat" of "imminent conflict" in Kashmir.
The Pakistani state media commented on the launch and explained it was witnessed by top military officials.
The operation was considered a success as the state media said the test was “a very high standard of proficiency in handling and operating the weapon system”.
Both Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi hailed the launch as a “landmark achievement.”
The Ghaznavi ballistic missile is also known as Hatf-3.
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Pakistan launches nuclear-capable ballistic missiles in ‘landmark achievement’ test (Image: RT)
Both Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi hailed the launch as a “landmark achievement.” (Image: Getty)
It is a Pakistani made nuclear-capable missile which can be launched from land-based vehicles making for a convenient option at short notice.
This exercise follows after an