Pakistan hasn’t lost its hope in internalizing the Kashmir issue thus raising a warning against India for a nuclear war. The country will be testing a ballistic missile on Thursday.
The Prime Minister has already given a clear hint of a nuclear war a week in an interview to the New York Times thus repeating the same on August 26 in a televised address.
The test will be conducted in Sindh as informed by Islamabad to New Delhi on August 26 in keeping with the Confidence Building Measures, 2005.
The diplomats and the missile scientist say that the missiles will be conducted on Thursday and will be launched from command post (59) and site 888 in Sonmian flight test range in Balochistan and will be tracked at Nooribad and Goth Piaro in Sindh by National Development Complex (NDC) ground control station, located at a 220 kilometer distance from the range.
Three routes of Karachi airspace have been closed from August 28 to 31 and NOTAM and a naval warning issued by Pakistan, The Sonmiani Flight Test Range has been activated with an upper ceiling of 26000 feet with an impact in Sea. The ships were asked to clear themselves due to incoming missiles.
According to the Modi government diplomats, the test is a deliberate effort to attract the international community over the possibility of a nuclear conflict if the Kashmir issue is not resolved the way Islamabad wants it to be. The test is also to satisfy the Jihadi groups breeding in Pakistan which are now seeking retribution against India for repealing article 370 and 35 A in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The ballistic missile test is aimed at the domestic audience with opposition political parties slamming PM Khan for so-called letting Kashmir slip out of Pakistan’s grasp under his watch. The test is just a political message to drive home the nuclear flashpoint theory,” says a senior Indian diplomat.
Pakistan’s efforts have been in vain in trying out to make matters international after Jammu and Kashmir was made into two union territories thus scrapping away the special status. Pakistan’s Ghaznavi is a short-range missile, they also have Ghauri and Shaheen series of medium-range ballistic missiles in its inventory with 2,750 kilometres being the longest range of Shaheen III.