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Pakistan Launches Surface-to-surface Ballistic Missile Amid Tensions With India

'Pakistan successfully carried out night training launch of ... missile Ghaznavi capable of delivering multiple types of warheads,' the spokesman for the armed forces, said on Twitter

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives at the legislative assembly in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir on August 14, 2019 to mark the country's Independence Day
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Pakistan’s military successfully carried out a training launch of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile on Thursday, at a time of heightened tension with neighboring India over the disputed region of Kashmir, a spokesman said.

“Pakistan successfully carried out night training launch of ... missile Ghaznavi capable of delivering multiple types of warheads,” the spokesman for the armed forces, Major General Asif Ghafoor, said on Twitter.

The missile can deliver a warhead a distance of up to 290 km (180 miles).

The exercise came as hostility between Pakistan and India has increased following India’s revocation of the autonomy of the disputed region of Kashmir, the cause of two of their three wars.

Pakistan reacted with fury to the Indian decision, cutting transport and trade links and expelling India’s ambassador.