Pakistan Urges India To Adhere To Stipulated Timeline For Ballistic Missile Testing

Pakistan asked India on Thursday to follow the deadline set out in the pre-notification of flight testing of ballistic missiles. It did this while observing the first flight test of India’s own Agni-5 missile.

When asked about India’s test of a missile that could carry multiple nuclear warheads, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, a spokeswoman for the Pakistan Foreign Office, said that Islamabad knew about the March 11 Indian missile test because New Delhi had told Islamabad ahead of time.

Article 2 of the Agreement on Pre-notification of the “Fight Testing of Ballistic Missiles” says that India had three days to do this, but India did not.

“We think the agreement on pre-notification must be followed to the letter and the spirit,” she said.

As part of its “Mission Divyastra,” India successfully conducted the first flight test of its own Agni-5 missile, which can carry multiple warheads. This makes India one of only a few countries with this capacity.

The “multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV)” rocket that was tested from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha met all of the requirements set by the Defence Ministry in New Delhi.

The Agni-V rocket can reach up to 5,000 km away, which means it can hit almost all of Asia, including the northernmost part of China, as well as some parts of Europe.

Indian has already tested Agni 5 a number of times, but this was the first time that it was used in a flight test.

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