Pakistan has successfully tested surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi!
“The training launch was aimed at ensuring operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) and re-validating technical parameters of the weapon system,” the statement added.
Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lt Gen Muhammad Ali; senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Army Strategic Forces Command, and scientists and engineers of strategic organizations were in attendance to witness the training launch.
Pakistan today conducted a training launch of surface to surface ballistic #missile #Ghaznavi. The successful training launch was aimed at ensuring operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command, besides re-validating technical parameters of the weapon system. pic.twitter.com/6wMxvotmWt— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) August 12, 2021
Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lt Gen Muhammad Ali appreciated the excellent standard of training, handling of the weapon system and execution of the launch mission in the field by troops.
While the president of Pakistan Dr, Arif Alvi, prime minister Imran Khan, chairman joint chiefs of staff committee and the services chiefs also congratulated all ranks of ASFC, scientists and engineers on the successful conduct of the launch.
Earlier in Feburary this year, , Army Strategic Forces Command had conducted a ‘training launch’ of Ghaznavi as part of its annual field training exercise.
“The missile is equipped with a proper terminal guidance system. In recent years troops from the ASFC have conducted several training launches to check the handling and operating of the complex weapon system,” the ISPR stated at the time.