first_imgISLAMABAD (AP) — The military says Pakistan has successfully test-fired a short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads up to 290 kilometers (about 180 miles). In a statement Wednesday it said the launch of the Ghaznavi missile was the “culminating point” of an annual field training exercise by Pakistan’s  Army Strategic Forces Command. The statement said Lt. Gen. Muhammad Ali, commander of ASFC commended the force’s “operational preparedness” and its “handling and operating the weapon system.” Pakistan’s nuclear and missile program is primarily aimed at countering threats from neighboring India.last_img

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