Ghaznavi missile

  1. Pakistan has successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile called Ghaznavi.
  2. Ghaznavi is a hypersonic surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile designed and developed by the National Development Complex(NDC).
  3. The missile has an operational range of between 290-320 km.Its first version has been in service with the Pakistan Army’s strategic command since 2004.
  4. The timing of the missile launch is seen as part of a two-pronged effort (a) to internationalise the Kashmir issue at both military and diplomatic levels and (b) to raise the spectre of nuclear war between the two countries.