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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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5 news items

Indiatimes.com

Indiatimes.com
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 02:32:12 -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.

Indiatimes.com

Indiatimes.com
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:03:33 -0700

In spite of knowing what global warming has been doing to us and how harmful it will be for the future generations, we haven't done enough. The NASA Earth Exchange recently released a collection of data that shows how temperature and rainfall patterns ...

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 ...

Firstpost

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 19:49:15 -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 ...
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