New Delhi: Pakistan is planning a big missile test near Karachi port at the same time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host Chinese President Xi Jinping in Tamil Nadu’s Mahabalipuram on Friday evening, Indian intelligence sources said. As per sources, Pakistan will conduct the test in Sonmiani range, 40 km northwest of Karachi.
A notice to airmen (NOTAM) was issued by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authorities between 9.30 am to 11.30 am on October 10 and 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on October 11, 12. However, it is not clear which missile will be test-fired.
All international flights from Karachi Airport have been diverted to different air routes on these particular slots. NOTAM, however, clearly mentions that it is issued because of operational reasons.
Earlier in August 2019, Pakistani authorities had issued similar NOTAM during which they had test-fired the Gaznavi Missile with the range of 290 km.