Pakistan's  missile Programmes

The strategic competition with India has spurred Pakistani efforts to acquire ballistic missiles. Pakistan's missile industry includes a large solid rocket motor production complex and a ballistic missile test facility.  Pakistan's missile effort evidently consists of three components:
  • The short range Hatf-1 and Hatf-2, which are apparently of Pakistani design and construction, were developed by the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO). 
  • The Shaheen series of solid-propellant missiles developed by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), which is also responsible for Pakistan's plutonium bomb program. 
  • More recently, the A.Q. Khan Research Laboratories, which is also responsible for Pakistan's uranium bomb program, has  tested the missile name Ghauri.

Designation Range Payload First Launch
Hatf-1 60-100 km 500 kg Jan 1989
Hatf-2 280 km 500 kg Jan 1989
Shaheen 300 km 500 kg 15 April 1999
Shaheen-I 800 km 500 kg  
Shaheen-II 2,000 km    
Ghauri 1,500 km 700 kg 06 Apr 1998
Ghauri-III 2,500 km    
Tipu 4,000 km    
Ghaznavi ?,000 km