TEHRAN (defapress) – Pakistan's military successfully carried out a training launch of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile on Thursday, at a time of heightened tension with neighboring India over the disputed region of Kashmir, a spokesman said.
News ID: 78546
Publish Date: 30August 2019 - 21:21
"Pakistan successfully carried out night training launch of ... Missile Ghaznavi capable of delivering multiple types of warheads," the spokesman for the armed forces, Major General Asif Ghafoor, said on Twitter, Reuters reported.
The missile can deliver a warhead a distance of up to 290 km (180 miles).
The exercise came as hostility between Pakistan and India has increased following India's revocation of the autonomy of the disputed region of Kashmir, the cause of two of their three wars.
Pakistan reacted with fury to the Indian decision, cutting transport and trade links and expelling India's ambassador.