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Pakistan Successfully Conducts Test Launch of Long-Range-Ballistic Missile

Sputnik News

11:31 18.11.2019(updated 12:03 18.11.2019)

Earlier this year, Pakistan had successfully held a night training test-launch of its surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Ghaznavi.

Pakistan had successfully completed the training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-1, according to Pakistani Armed Forces.

Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor said that that the missile is capable of delivering all types of warheads to a range of 650 kilometres.

​The missile hit its target in the Arabian Sea. The two-stage missile can carry nuclear and conventional warheads and strike with a high degree of accuracy.

Pakistan has two other medium-range ballistic missiles, the Shaheen-II and the Ghauri. The Ghauri is currently operationally deployed. Two other ballistic missiles, the Shaheen-III and the Ababeel, are currently under development by the National Development Complex.

Earlier on Saturday, India's state-funded DRDO successfully conducted the first night trial of its nuclear capable intermediate range ballistic missile Agni-II off the Odisha coast in Bay of Bengal.


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