Strategic weapons: Pakistan tests short-range ballistic missile

The 180-km range missile can carry nuclear and conventional warheads.


Afp March 05, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has successfully test-fired a short-range ballistic missile capable of carrying atomic warheads.

The Hatf II (Abdali) has a range of 180 kilometres and carries nuclear as well as conventional warheads with ‘high accuracy’, according to a military statement. “It provides an operational level capability to Pakistan’s strategic forces, additional to the strategic and tactical level capability which Pakistan already possesses,” the statement added.

Pakistan’s arsenal includes short, medium and long-range missiles named after Muslim conquerors. India and Pakistan have routinely carried out missile tests since both demonstrated nuclear weapons capability in 1998.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 6th, 2012.

COMMENTS (110)

whosain | 9 years ago | Reply

in kargil a hand full of men took whole india on for over month and they came back on are callback. lets see you do something like that

Babloo | 9 years ago | Reply

Looks like all this arms have greater likelihood of being used against Baluchistan just as they were used against people of East Pakistan. I say that because likelihood of using violence against people who cannot counter attack and defend is much more than attacking a powerful enemy.

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