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April 1998 Pakistan Special Weapons News

  • RICHARDSON TO SOUTH ASIA: NUCLEAR ARMS RACE FEARED April 29, 1998 - USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report Analysts in the region and beyond expressed deep concern that a "dangerous" arms race was brewing on the subcontinent following reports of Pakistan's successful test-firing of the Ghauri intermediate-range surface-to-surface missile.
  • Russian missiles may find their way to Pak from China - [April 28,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • China told of concern at missile tech transfer to Pak - [April 28,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • US ready to consider sanctions against Pakistan: Pallone - [April 26,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • PAK-INDIA NUCLEAR 25 April 1998 Voice of America -- PAKISTAN HAS ACCUSED INDIA OF PROCEEDING ON A PATH TOWARDS OPEN DEPLOYMENT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
  • An Analysis of the Pakistani Ghauri Missile Test (6 April 1998) David Wright April 23, 1998
  • THINK TANK PREDICTS NUCLEAR WAR BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN -- (BY AZIZ HANIFFA) (Extension of Remarks - April 23, 1998) Congressional Record
  • PAKISTAN / U-S 23 April 1998 Voice of America -- THE UNITED STATES HAS OFFERED TO FORGIVE A PORTION OF PAKISTAN'S DEBT TO THE UNITED STATES, INSTEAD OF REPAYING MONEY THAT PAKISTAN GAVE THE UNITED STATES FOR JETS THE U-S NEVER DELIVERED.
  • Prospects of Russia-CIS-Pakistan Security Dialogue Yaderny Kontrol No.2. March-April, 1998.
  • Pak has acquired N-bomb: Scientist - [April 17,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • PAK / U-S Voice of America 4/15/98 UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS -- BILL RICHARDSON -- ARRIVES IN PAKISTAN LATE WEDNESDAY, WHERE HE IS EXPECTED TO RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT NUCLEAR AND MISSILE PROGRAMS IN SOUTH ASIA.
  • Was the N.Korean factor in Ghauri a plant? - [April 15,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • INDIA U-S Voice of America 4/15/98 THE U-S ENVOY TO THE UNITED NATIONS SAYS HE IS URGING INDIA AND PAKISTAN TO RESUME HIGH-LEVEL TALKS.
  • Pak hints at extending Ghauri's range - [April 13,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • PAK MISSILES 13-Apr-98 Voice of America PAKISTAN IS DENYING REPORTS THE TECHNOLOGY USED FOR THE MISSILE IT TEST-FIRED ONE WEEK AGO WAS DEVELOPED BY NORTH KOREA. NEWSPAPERS IN NEW YORK AND TOKYO ARE REPORTING THE GHAURI IS NEARLY IDENTICAL TO A NORTH KOREAN MISSILE.
  • INDIA-PAKISTAN: 'A NEW COLD WAR' ON THE SUBCONTINENT? USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report April 10, 1998
  • Preliminary Analysis of the 6 April 98 Pakistani Ghauri Missile Test April 10, 1998 David Wright - Union of Concerned Scientists and Security Studies Program, MIT
  • PAKISTAN MISSILES Voice of America 4/9/98 -- U-S OFFICIALS SAY THEY MIGHT USE SANCTIONS TO PUNISH PAKISTAN FOR A RECENT TEST OF A MEDIUM RANGE BALLISTIC MISSILE.
  • Pak carrying out modification on missiles - [April 9,1998] - The Hindustan Times Pakistan has established defence communication (DEFCOM) terminals for missile guidance and tracking at Gujranwala, Okara, Multan Jhang and Dera Nawab Shah.
  • India to study satellite photos of Pakistani missile tests: report NEW DELHI, April 8 (AFP) - India may study satellite pictures of the testing of a new Pakistani medium-range missile to determine whether it was made locally or acquired from abroad. India's defence ministry argued their initial assessments indicated the missile could be either a Chinese-made Dong Feng-25 or a CSS-2, or the North Korean Nodong-II missile.
  • PAKISTAN MISSILE Voice of America 4/7/98 PAKISTAN SAYS IT HAS SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRED A SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILE WITH A RANGE OF 15-HUNDRED-KILOMETERS AND A PAYLOAD OF 700-KILOGRAMS.
  • INDIA MISSILES Voice of America 4/7/98 INDIA SAYS PAKISTAN'S TEST LAUNCH OF A MEDIUM-RANGE MISSILE IS NOT UNEXPECTED AND DOES NOT BRING THE NATIONS CLOSER TO CONFLICT.
  • CHINA / PAK MISSILE Voice of America 4/7/98 CHINA HAS REFUTED A CHARGE BY INDIA THAT IT SUPPLIED PAKISTAN WITH THE TECHNOLOGY TO DEVELOP A NEW MISSILE ISLAMABAD SAYS IT TEST-FIRED THIS WEEK.
  • Pakistan test-fires 1,500-km range missile By Anwar Iqbal The News International Pakistan 07 April 1998 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan successfully tests a surface-to-surface medium-range missile, the Hatf-V (Ghauri) on April 6, developed at the Kahuta Research Laboratories. At 23 past seven on Monday morning a thin line of light travelled across Pakistan's skyline, covering a distance of 1,500 kilometres in nine minutes and 58 seconds. New Delhi, Bombay within Ghauri's range; three-stage indigenously-built missile test-fired for research purposes; no immediate plans for serial production
  • Pak test-fires better version of long-range Hatf missile - [April 7,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • Pakistan test-fires Ghauri missile By Hasan Akhtar Dawn, April 7, 1998: On 06 April Pakistan carried out a successful flight test of the surface-to-surface Hatf-V (Ghauri) missile with a range of 1,500 kilometres (937 miles) and a payload capacity of 700 kg. The missile was tested to hit a target at 1,100 kilometers. Foreign Office spokesman Tariq Altaf said the missile had "no relevance" to China's M-II missile, and that range and payload capacity of Hatf-V would be upgraded. Sources said the Ghauri was fired from Malute, near the city of Jhelum in northeastern Pakistan, at 7.25am local time and impacted the target near the southwestern city of Quetta at 7.33am. The missile weighed 16 tons - 13 tons of it fuel, one ton warhead and the rest casing and equipment. The missile went 350 kilometers up before impacting within the Pakistan territory.
  • [EXCERPT] TRANSCRIPT: STATE DEPT. NOON BRIEFING, APRIL 6, 1998 PAKISTAN -- US Regrets Pakistan Ghauri Missile Test, Calls for Restraint by Pakistan & India; US Supports Renewed Dialogue Between Pakistan and India; No US Advance Notification by GOP of Missile Test; Origin of Technology of Missile Tested; USUN Ambassador Richardson Travels to Region
  • PAK MISSILE Voice of America 4/6/98 PAKISTAN SAYS IT HAS SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRED A SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILE WITH A RANGE OF 15-HUNDRED KILOMETERS AND A PAYLOAD OF 700-KILOGRAMS.
  • Pak test-fires surface-to-surface missile 4/6/98 - Press reports speculated that the missile was named after the 12th century Afghan king Shahbuddin Ghauri who captured western parts of India between 1176 and 1182, and captured northern India by defeating Prithviraj Chauhan in 1192.
  • Pakistan successfully tests surface to surface missile, Hatf-V (Ghauri) on 6 April 1998 As part of its integrated missile Research and Development (R&D) programme, Pakistan today carried out a successful flight test of the surface to surface missile, Hatf-V (Ghauri) with a range of 1500 km and a payload of 700 kg.
  • PAKISTAN TEST FIRE GHAURI MISSILE Government of Pakistan 04 April 1998 -- Pakistan on April 6 successfully carried out test of the surface-to-surface Hatf-V (Ghauri) Missile with a range of 1500-km and a payload of 700 kg.
  • Qazi Warns Govt. Against Kahuta Plant Inspection ISLAMABAD, April 4: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Qazi Hussain Ahmed Friday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was allowing the inspection of Kahuta atomic plant by anti-Islam forces. Speaking at "Save Kahuta Rally", jointly organized by Shabab-e-Milli and Islamabad Chapter of Jamaat-e-Islami, "We will not allow Pakistan to become another Iraq" he added.
  • Prime Minister's letter sent to Heads of State/Government of USA, UK, France, Russia, China, Japan, Italy, Belgium, Spain and Germany on 2nd April, 1998



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