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Pakistan Launches Nuke-Ready Missile in Trial
Pakistan on Tuesday announced that a new short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile had functioned as expected in a test launch, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, March 11).
A Pakistani armed forces statement said the Hatf 9 missile could travel as far as 37 miles and "could carry nuclear warheads of appropriate yields with high accuracy."
"The missile has been developed to add deterrence value to Pakistan's strategic weapons development program at shorter ranges," according to the statement. "This quick response system addresses the need to deter evolving threats."
Nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India regularly carry out tests of missiles with varying flight ranges. The neighbors have gone to war three times, but last month resumed peace talks that were suspended following the 2008 assault on the Indian city of Mumbai (see GSN, April 1; Agence France-Presse/Google News, April 19).
Nov. 8, 2013
This report is part of a collection examining implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, which requires all states to implement measures aimed at preventing non-state actors from acquiring NBC weapons, related materials, and their means of delivery. It details implementation efforts in Central America, South America and the Caribbean to-date.
July 15, 2013
The submarine proliferation resource collection is designed to highlight global trends in the sale and acquisition of diesel- and nuclear-powered submarines. It is structured on a country-by-country basis, with each country profile consisting of information on capabilities, imports and exports.
This article provides an overview of Pakistan’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.