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This page is about the desert in southwestern Pakistan

The Kharan Desert (Urdu: صحرائے خاران‎) is a sandy and mountainous desert situated in Balochistan province in south-western Pakistan.

This desert was the site of Pakistan's second nuclear test, Chagai-II, which was carried out on 28 May 1998.

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Camel is use for water drawing from the well in Washuk district of Balochistan

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New Delhi Times

New Delhi Times
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:07:18 -0700

The two other major sources of water include the closed basin in the Kharan desert consisting of the streams like Pishin Lora and Maskel as well as the Makran coastal basin consisting of rivers like Malir, Hub, Porali, Kud, Hingol, Nai, Mashai, Dasht ...

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 06:51:18 -0800

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un looks out towards Kim Il-Sung square during a mass military parade in Pyongyang on Oct. 10, 2015. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images. North Korea said Friday it has in custody an American university student detained for “hostile ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11:30:00 -0800

Among the five deserts of Pakistan, Kharan desert situated in Baluchistan is always overlooked by researchers and scholars, said Dr Bamri, adding that Mast Tawakali is among the famous poets of Kharan desert and his work must be appreciated. Research ...


Thu, 07 Jan 2016 02:30:00 -0800

Pakistan. In May 1998, Pakistan carried out six underground nuclear tests in Chagai Hills and Kharan Desert in Balochistan Province. Even though Pakistan says the test included a thermonuclear weapon, the claim is still unverified.

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 12:48:45 -0800

It has five deserts: Cholistan Desert, Indus Valley Desert, Kharan Desert, Thal Desert, and Thar Desert,” he said. He said that residents of Thar Desert had been suffering on account of drought. “Hundreds of children have died so far. People have also ...


Tue, 16 Apr 2013 04:02:02 -0700

Interestingly, Pakistan's second nuclear test was performed in the Kharan desert on 30 May, 1998. 5.22 pm: Power, networks down in most of Baluchistan. Iranian State television has reported that power and communication systems are down in most of ...
GrandeStrategy (blog)
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 19:49:15 -0700

According to intelligence reports, US and Indian intelligence did not know about the Kharan Desert site, which came as a total surprise to them. To counter any high-level threat emanating from the west or south-west, a TPS-43G high level radar had been ...
National Turk English
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:28:26 -0700

On May 11, 1998 and May 13, 1998, Indian carried out five more underground nuclear tests with one of them being fission and rest fusion bombs. Pakistan conducted six underground tests at Ras Koh Hills and Kharan Desert in Balochistan province on May ...

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