Pakistan tests missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads

ISLAMABAD, (BM) – Pakistan already has a missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The news came from Islamabad, where the Pakistani Ministry of Defense confirmed that the Ghaznavi missile test was a success. Pakistani, Russian, and American media report the story.

Kaznavi is a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile – about 290 kilometers [180 miles – ed.] and can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads. The tests had conducted at one of the annual exercises of the Pakistani army. According to Islamabad, this is the “culmination” in the development of Pakistan’s combat capabilities.

Sources from Pakistan claim that the Ghaznavi missile tests should confirm the missile strike system’s structural and technological parameters.

Pakistan is developing its defense capabilities and its nuclear program to counter India because both nations have been at war for the critical region of Kashmir for decades. India also conducts annual tests of new short-range missiles.

Rockets named after a conqueror and a falcon

The Ghaznavi ballistic missile is named after an 11th-century Turkic conqueror, Mahmud of Ghazni. This rocket has been under development since 2004, when it was the first version, and is in service with the Pakistani army since that year. The Ghaznavi missile is a Pakistani development of the National Development Complex of Pakistan.

Pakistan is seriously developing its missile defense capabilities. One of Pakistan’s most famous missiles is the Shahin series. Shahin-2 is a missile with a range of 1,500 kilometers, and Islamabad conducted tests in 2019. Last year, Islamabad introduced a version of Shahin-3 that has a range of 2750 kilometers. Shahim is a ballistic missile. This rocket is named after a falcon inhabiting the high mountains of Pakistan.

Islamabad is looking for security in its nuclear program

It has been clear for years that Pakistan has sought territorial security in its nuclear program. Over the years, Islamabad has designed and developed its nuclear capabilities significantly.

In the mid-1970s, Pakistan began its new life in a world of nuclear domination. Europe has more or less helped the country by providing durable equipment, centrifuges have been built, and at some point, Islamabad has already accumulated fuel for nuclear weapons, enriched uranium, and plutonium.

Pakistan currently has 110 to 130 nuclear bombs. This quantity is because the republic’s reserves are continually increasing. According to some experts, based on these reserves and enriched uranium production, Pakistanis can produce up to 20 nuclear bombs a year. Whether they do, we cannot tell from the sources we have. Still, let’s make a simple equation and take the facts for granted. Pakistan may soon be the third nuclear power – after the United States and Russia, displacing China, India, and European countries.


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