In 1999, after the announcement of the Indian authorities that they had ready a new MRBM type Agni-II missile system, Pakistan decided to counteract this announcement by showing another new missile of the same type as the Indian, it was the Ghauri II missile. The development of this missile began in 1993 between strict security measures and extreme secrecy. It was an improved version of the previous Ghauri I with much greater range and with a more powerful and precise warhead, for which a system was installed that spin the missile a few seconds before the booster separates from the warhead on the re-entry stage. This system makes the re-entry more stable and the accuracy increases considerably, also with a GPS system, the accuracy is even higher. The warhead can be HE up to 1,200kg or a lighter 750kg that can be launched at greater distance, but also has the ability to carry a nuclear warhead of 250kg with a 15 to 30kt yield.

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Country of origin



Khan Research Laboratories


Medium range ballistic missile (MRBM)

Entered service


Missile/bomb dimensions, (length x diameter)

18.00 x 1.35 meters

Missile/bomb weight

17,800 kg

Missile range

1,800 km

Guidance system

Inertial – terminal GPS satellite

Warhead, (explosive charge)

HE, conventional 1,200 or 750 kg – Nuclear type, 250 kg

Yield, (maximum)

15 to 20 Kilotons


30 Ghauri I & II in service in 2018