Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pakistan’s nuclear missiles -more threat for Pakistan than India

On November 5, 2013 Pakistan conducted its fourth test of the Hatf-IX (Nasr) short range battlefield 'nuclear' missile and claimed that the missile had a range of 60km and was capable of carrying 'nuclear warheads. This leaves a few unanswered questions - first, what is Pakistan trying to signal by way of Nasr? Secondly, can Pakistan actually fit a nuclear warhead into the Nasr? Thirdly, what will be the impact of Nasr on the Indo-Pak strategic balance? Finally what happens if this weapon falls in the hands of a jehadi organization?