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Ballistic Missile Ghaznavi: Pakistan

  • 14 Aug 2021
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Recently, Pakistan has successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’.

  • It is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to a range of 290 kilometres.
  • Earlier, Shaheen-3, Babur cruise missile and the Fatah-1 were launched.

Key Points

  • Ballistic Missile:
    • It is a rocket-propelled self-guided strategic-weapons system that follows a ballistic trajectory to deliver a payload from its launch site to a predetermined target.
    • It can carry conventional high explosives as well as chemical, biological, or nuclear munitions.
    • The International Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (ICOC), now known as the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC), is a political initiative aimed at globally curbing ballistic missile proliferation.
      • India is a signatory to this convention.
    • Established in April 1987, the voluntary Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) aims to limit the spread of ballistic missiles and other unmanned delivery systems that could be used for chemical, biological, and nuclear attacks.
      • India has joined the MTCR.
  • Some of India's Ballistic Missiles:

Source: TH

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