In the news of the day, Pakistan has brought out the big guns again. On the orders of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javaid Bajwa, the country successfully test-fired the Ghaznavi ballistic missile.
Its a is a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, that ranges up to 290 km. The news was confirmed by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The missile has a huge capacity to carry any sort of warheads, including nuclear, and hit the target swiftly.
The test was carried out to check the preparedness of the Pakistan Army, in a bid to counter the Indian threat. Moreover, it showed that Pakistan is and will always be ready to counter any force that plans on messing with its sovereignty.
Ghaznavi Ballistic Missile
In addition, the test proved that Pakistan can counter any threat in the day time or night. The missile is also called Hatf-3.
#Pakistan today conducted a successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile #Ghaznavi, capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to a range of 290 kilometers.#APPNews #PakistanArmy @OfficialDGISPR pic.twitter.com/VIAW2DBYF7
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However, the Ghaznavi has been fired before and is praised for its bulls-eye target approach, the test was carried out again. Thus, the test proves as an open challenge to neighbors and arch-rivals India. If India tries to make any such move, it will be countered by the Ghaznavi ballistic missile. Previously, a similar test was carried out in August 2019.
With a range of 290 km, the Hatf-3 will reach India in a matter of seconds.