Pakistan Tests Three Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missiles
Wagner, Alex, Arms Control Today
PAKISTAN TESTED THREE different nuclear-capable ballistic missiles in May-- its first tests since 1999. The tests come during a tense standoff between the Indian and Pakistani militaries over the disputed province of Kashmir, prompting international concern that if war breaks out, it could result in a nuclear exchange.
On May 24, Pakistani Information Minister Nisar Memon announced that his country would conduct a series of "routine" missile tests that were "part of technical requirements" and unrelated to the military confrontation in Kashmir. Islamabad gave advance notice of the tests to India, the United States, and several other regional and European states.
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Publication information: Article title: Pakistan Tests Three Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missiles. Contributors: Wagner, Alex - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 32. Issue: 5 Publication date: June 2002. Page number: 28. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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