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IMAGES: Pakistan’s ballistic missile arsenal

Here is a list of ballistic missiles currently operated by the Pakistan Armed Forces.


Hatf-1

SRBM (Short-Range Ballistic Missile)
Range: 10-100 km
Payload: 500 kg
Warhead: Conventional
Variations: Hatf 1A and Hatf 1B


Hatf-2 (Abdali)

SRBM (Short-Range Ballistic Missile)
Range: 180-200 km
Payload: 250-450 kg
Warhead: Conventional


Hatf-3 (Ghaznavi)

SRBM (Short-Range Ballistic Missile)
Range: 240 km
Payload: 700
Warhead: Conventional/ Nuclear


Hatf- 4 (Shaheen 1)

SRBM (Short-Range Ballistic Missile)
Range: 750km
Payload: 700kg
Warhead: Conventional/ Nuclear
Variation: Shaheen 1A


Hatf- 5 (Ghauri)

MRBM (Medium-Range Ballistic Missile)
Range: 1,250-1,500 km
Payload: 700 kg
Warhead: Conventional/Nuclear


Hatf-6 (Shaheen 2)

MRBM (Medium-Range Ballistic Missile)
Range: 1,500-2,000 km
Payload: 700kg
Warhead: Conventional/Nuclear


Hatf-7 (Babur)

Short-Range Cruise Missile
Range:  350-700 km
Payload: 450-500 kg
Warhead: Conventional/ Nuclear


Hatf-8 (Ra’ad)

Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM)
Range: 350 km
Warhead: Nuclear/Conventional
Variations: Ra’ad 2.


Hatf-9 (Nasr)

SRBM (Short-range Ballistic Missile)
Range: 60 km
Payload: 400 kg
Warhead: Nuclear/ Conventional

Note: The Nasr is equipped with tactical nuclear weapons meant to be deployed on the battlefield.


Shaheen- 3

MRBM (Medium-Range Ballistic Missile)
Range: 2,750 km
Warhead: Nuclear/ Conventional

The Shaheen-3 was specifically designed to target India’s Nicobar and Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. The Shaheen-3 also has the longest range among all missiles in Pakistan’s arsenal.


Ababeel

MRBM (Medium-Range Ballistic Missile)
Range: 2,200 km
Payload: MIRVs (Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles)
Warhead: Nuclear/ Conventional

The Ababeel is the first MIRV system missile in South Asia and was specifically designed to defeat Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) systems deployed by India.




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