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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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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 ...

National Turk English

National Turk English
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:18:45 -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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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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