Pakistan’s Hatf II Test: Update

Regarding “this post,”: a couple of readers pointed me to Pakistan’s April 2011 “announcement”: of its short-range NASR ballistic missile.

As I noted, the “announcement”: of the Hatf II test stated that the missile “provides an *operational level capability* to Pakistan’s Strategic Forces, *additional to* the strategic and tactical level capability, which Pakistan already possesses.” One reader observed that the NASR, with its 60 km range, is what Pakistan regards as its tactical nuclear weapon. The Hatf II is what Islamabad calls its operational nuclear weapon. Makes sense to me.

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