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Pakistan successfully Test Fires Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile ‘Ghaznavi’

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Pak test-fires nuclear-capable surface-to-surfaceOn February 3, 2021, Pakistan’s Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) successfully Test Fired the Nuclear-Capable Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile ‘Ghaznavi (Hatf-III)’.

  • Ghaznavi has a range of 290 Kms & can carry both Nuclear & Conventional Warheads
  • It was launched by ASFC as part of its Annual Field Training Exercise


  • It is a Hypersonic Missile developed by National Development Complex (NDC), Pakistan.
  • The missile has been tested in both Day & Night modes
  • The missile inducted into Pakistan Army in 2012 is named after 11th Century Muslim Turkic Conqueror Mahmud of Ghazni
  • Other Medium Range Ballistic Missiles of Pakistan are  Ghauri & Shaheen.

ii.On January 20, 2021 Pakistan had test-fired Surface-to-Surface ballistic ‘Shaheen III’ which has a range of 2, 750 Kilometres.

Recent Related News:

i.On January 7, 2021, Pakistan successfully Test-Fired its indigenous ‘Fatah-1MLR which has capability of precision target engagement deep into the enemy territories.

About Pakistan:

Prime Minister – Imran Khan
Currency – Pakistani Rupee
Capital – Islamabad