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This page is about the desert in southwestern Pakistan. For Pakistan's second nuclear test, see Chagai-II.

The Kharan Desert (Urdu: صحرائے خاران‎) is a sand desert situated in the Balochistan province in southwestern Pakistan.

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

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National Turk English

National Turk English
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:28:26 -0700

Pakistan conducted six underground tests at Ras Koh Hills and Kharan Desert in Balochistan province on May 28, 1998. Pakistan became the seventh nuclear power in the world to successfully develop and publicly test nuclear weapons. Write your ...
 
Firstpost
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 19:48:45 -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 ...
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