Pakistan Ballistic Missile ‘Ghaznavi’

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Pakistan Ballistic Missile ‘Ghaznavi’

Pakistan Ballistic Missile ‘Ghaznavi’

Recently, Pakistan successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Pakistan Ballistic Missile ‘Ghaznavi’.

Earlier, Pakistan had test-fired Babur cruise missiles, Shaheen-3 and Fatah-1.

It is to be known that Pakistan Ballistic Missile Ghaznavi will be capable of delivering many types of weapons up to a range of 290 KM.

Ballistic Missiles:

  • A ballistic missile is a rocket-propelled self-guided strategic-weapon system that follows ballistic trajectory to deliver a payload from its launch point to a predetermined target.
  • The missile is capable of carrying conventional explosives as well as chemical and nuclear weapons.

Leading Organization to Stop Ballistic Missile Proliferation

‘International Code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missile Proliferation’ (ICOC): This is a political initiative now known as The Hague Code of Conduct Against ballistic missile (HCoC) proliferation. Its aim is to stop the spread of ballistic missiles globally. The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation was adopted at the International Conference on 25–26 November 2002 in The Hague.

On 1 June 2016, India joined the Hague Code of Conduct against this ballistic missile proliferation as the 138th country.

Functions of HCoC

HCoC is a voluntary, legally binding international trust building and transparent forum. It is employed to prevent the spread of ballistic missiles capable of supplying weapons of mass destruction.

Missile Technology Control Regime: Missile Technology Control Regime, also known as MTCR for short.

  • It is an informal organization of several countries that have technology capabilities related to missiles and unmanned aircraft (drones), and which establish rules to prevent it from spreading. India became its full member on 27 June 2016.
  • The MTCR aims to limit the spread of ballistic missiles and other unmanned delivery systems that can be used for chemical, biological and nuclear attacks.

Source – The Hindu

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