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Nuclear Capable Short Range Ballistic Missile ‘Ghaznavi’ test-fired by Pakistan

On Thursday, 23rd January 2020, Pakistan conducted a training launch of nuclear-capable short-range ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’, successfully. The surface-to-surface missile can strike targets up to 290 kilometers. The Pakistan Army’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)  announced that the training launch was part of the Field Training Exercise of the Army. The training aimed to ..

U.S. officially withdraws from the INF Treaty

The United States of America has officially withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Even Russia has announced that it would withdraw from the treaty. INF Treaty The features of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in December 1987 were: The treaty prohibited ..

United States suspends its obligations under INF

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty is a Cold War-era missile treaty that was a signed in 1987 between the United States and the Soviet Union. Signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, the treaty barred both countries from deploying land-launched cruise missiles in the 500- to 5,500-km range. It was a key to ending ..

“Prahar” successfully flight tested by DRDO

The indigenously developed surface-to-surface Short-range tactical ballistic missile “Prahar” has been successfully flight tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha. Fuelled by a solid propellant, Prahar is about 7.3 m long and can carry a payload of 200 kg. The missile has a ..

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Missile System

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), formerly known as Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is a United States Army anti-ballistic missile system designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase using a hit-to-kill approach. Recently, the US deployed Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) to South Korea in ..

Hwasong-15

The Hwasong-15 is an intercontinental ballistic missile developed by North Korea. It is the first ballistic missile developed by North Korea that is theoretically capable of reaching all of the United States mainland (including Washington D.C.). It was designed to carry a “super-large heavy warhead.” It has operational range of 13,000 km.

Hague Code of Conduct

In June 2016, India joined the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC), a global ballistic missile proliferation regime. India joined the Code highlighting its readiness to further strengthen global non-proliferation objectives. However, India has made it clear that it will not have any impact on the national security as well as country’s ..

International Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation

International Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation also known as The Hague Code of Conduct was established in 2002.It is a voluntary, legally non-binding international measure that seeks to prevent the proliferation of ballistic missiles that are capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The HCoC does not ban ballistic missiles, but it ..