Nuclear tests 1998
Pakistan conducted 5 simultaneous underground nuclear tests at Ras Koh Hills in Chaghi, followed by another test at Kharan Desert, Balochistan.
Pakistan became 7th nation to publicly test nuclear weapons. The tests code name is Chaghi-I. The tests were direct response of the growing pressure in result of India's second nuclear test Pokhran-II. The tests resulted in economic sanctions on both Pakistan and India by the United States, Japan and other countries.
Pakistan second nuclear test code name Chaghi-II was carried out on 30 May 1998 at Kharan Desert in Balochistan.
The nuclear tests were result of collaborative development between Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), the Kahuta Research Laboratories (KRL) and Pakistan Army Corps of Engineers (PACE).
Key people ¶
- Ishfaq Ahmad (Chairman of the PAEC)
- Abdul Qadeer Khan (Director General of KRL)
- Samar Mubarakmand (PAEC)
- Irfan Burney (PAEC)
- Anwar Ali (PAEC)
- Hafeez Qureshi (PAEC)
- Masud Ahmad (PAEC)
- Tasneem M. Shah (KLR)
- Lieutenant-General Zulfikar Ali Khan (PACE)