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Estimated missile strength of India, Pakistan

REUTERS [ SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2002  12:40:44 PM ]
LONDON: India and Pakistan are the world's newest known nuclear powers.

The two countries conducted back-to-back nuclear tests in 1998, but the exact number of warheads held by each side is not known.

The following are estimates supplied by Jane's Strategic Weapon Systems in London.

Estimated nuclear warheads: 100 to 150.
20 bombs deliverable by Jaguar or Mirage 2000 aircraft.
Rest may be fitted to Agni or Prithvi missiles.
Estimated nuclear warheads: 25 to 50.
20 bombs deliverable by F-16 fighter jets.
Rest may be fitted to Shaheen or Ghauri missiles.
Agni 1 (2,500 km/1,560 miles)
Agni 2 (3,000 km/1,875 miles; upgraded, up to 3,500 km/2,190 miles)
Prithvi SS-150 (150 km/94 miles)
Prithvi SS-250 (250 km/156 miles)
Shaheen 1 (600 km/375 miles)
Shaheen 2 (under development - up to 2,500 km/1,560 miles)
Ghauri 1 (1,500 km/940 miles)
Ghauri 2 (2,300 km/1,440 miles)
Comments on this article
Indiatimes Id: akira24
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2002 4:33:30 PM
Comment: sir, from the looks of the details of weapon arsenal its like kids playing ...

Indiatimes Id: m.c.mathew
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2002 3:28:07 PM
Comment: Let Pakistan test any number of missiles, we don't mind. We have full faith & co...

Indiatimes Id: brao123
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2002 2:51:27 PM
Comment: To destroy each other, do we need more than a couple of warheads and may be thre...

Indiatimes Id: Rangaraj_Char
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2002 1:00:59 PM
Comment: The message is clear. Pakistan is not a competitor to us where as china is!

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