Islamabad : Pakistan carried out a night training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi early on Thursday, a move that coincides with its scaled up effort to internationalize the Kashmir issue.
Speaking on the issue, Pakistan’s military spokesperson said the ballistic missile is capable of delivering, multiple types of warheads upto 290 km. He further added that Pakistan President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan had conveyed its appreciation to the team and congratulated the nation. Major general Asif Ghafoor even tweeted the same remarking on the successful launch of the missile.
The Pakistan military tweeted a 30-second video clip of the missile launch and a group of military officers who posed with the missile before the launch.
The timing of the missile launch is seen as part of a two-pronged effort to internationalize the Kashmir issue at a diplomatic level and raise the spectre of nuclear war between the two countries.