Islamabad | Pakistan on Thursday tested a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, amid escalating tensions with India after the latter decided to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
To this end, Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson, Pakistan Armed Forces tweeted: “Pakistan carried out night training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, capable of delivering multiple types of warheads upto 290 KMs.”
Successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II conducted. Capable of carrying both conventional & nuclear warheads upto a range of 1500 KMs. Shaheen-II fully meets Pak’s strat needs towards maintenance of desired deterrence stability in the region. pic.twitter.com/I9t468wxnq
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) May 23, 2019
President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan conveyed their appreciation to the team, and congratulated the nation on the feat, he said.
PM Imran Khan has been hinting at nuclear war ever since Pakistan decided to downgrade relations with India