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Pakistani Nuclear tipped Missiles: A Threat to India

Pakistani Nuclear Tipped Missiles: A Threat to India

Pakistan is considered a country having the most sophisticated missile technology in the world. Starting from Hatf-IV, which is a short-range missile, to Babur-III Submarine Launch Cruise Missile, Pakistani missiles are a continuous threat to its arch-rival, India. These missiles serve as a symbol of deterrence. A combination of these missiles with nuclear warheads has the capability to strike deep inside India.

 

Here a list of all nuclear-tipped missiles is given:

Hatf-I

 

  • Type: Short-range ballistic missile
  • Launch Platform: transport erector launcher (TEL)
  • Range: 80-100 Kilometers
  • Warhead: 500 kilograms
  • Fuel: solid
  • Stage: single
  • Origin: SUPARCO

 

Hatf-II (Abdali)

 

  • Type: Short-range ballistic missile
  • Launch Platform: transport erector launcher (TEL)
  • Range: 180 Kilometers
  • Warhead: 450 kilograms
  • Fuel: solid
  • Stage: single
  • Origin: SUPARCO & NESCOM

 

Hatf-III (Ghaznavi)

  • Type: Short-range ballistic missile
  • Launch platform:
  • Range: 290 kilometers
  • Warhead: 700 kilograms
  • Launch weight: 4650 kilograms
  • Fuel: solid
  • Origin: PMO & NESCOM

 

Read More: Pak-Afghan Relations and Future Challenges 

Hatf-IV (Shaheen-I)

  • Type: Short-range ballistic missile
  • Range: 750 kilometers
  • Warhead: 850 kilograms
  • Fuel: Solid
  • Origin: NDC & NESCOM

 

Hatf-IV (Shaheen-IA)

  • Type: medium-range ballistic missile
  • Range: 900 kilometers
  • Warhead: 700-1000 kilograms
  • Fuel: Solid
  • Origin: NDC & NESCOM

 

Hatf-V (Ghauri)

  • Type: Medium-range ballistic missile
  • Range: 1300 kilometers
  • Launch Platform: Transport Erecter Launcher (TEL)
  • Warhead: 700 kilograms (Conventional/Nuclear)
  • Fuel: liquid
  • Stage: single stage
  • CEP: Below 100 meters
  • Origin: KRL & NESCOM

 

Hatf-VI (Shaheen-II)

  • Type: Medium-range ballistic missile
  • Range: 1500 kilometers
  • Origin: NESCOM & NDC
  • Fuel: solid
  • Stage: 2 stages

 

Shaheen-III

  • Type: Medium-range ballistic missile
  • Range: 2750 Kilometers
  • Fuel: solid

 

Babur-1A

  • Type: Ground Launch Cruise Missile
  • Range: 450 kilometers
  • Fuel: solid
  • Origin: NDC & NESCOM

Read More: All about Indian Strategic Forces Command

Babur-III

  • Type: Submarine Launched Cruise Missile
  • Launch Platform: Agosta 90-B (Khalid-class submarines)
  • Range: 450 kilometers
  • Fuel: solid

 

Hatf-VIII (Raad-II)

  • Type: Air Launch Cruise Missile
  • Launch Platform: Mirage-III
  • Range: 600 Kilometers
  • Warhead: 500 Kilograms
  • Length: 4.85 meters
  • Fuel: solid
  • Origin: NDC & AWC & NESCOM

 

Hatf-IX (Nasr)

  • Type: Battlefield range ballistic missile
  • Launch Platform: Transport Erector Launcher (TEL)
  • Range: 70 Kilometers
  • Warhead: Nuclear & Conventional
  • Fuel: solid
  • Origin: NESCOM

 

Umair Aslam
Umair Aslam is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defense journalist reporting on military modernization programs, defense industry, arms procurement, and emerging technologies.

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