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Kharan Desert

Picture DescriptionSatellite image of Kharan Desert
Test SiteKharan Desert
PeriodMay 1998
Number Of Tests1~2
Test TypeUnderground tests
Device TypeFission/Fusion
Max Yield40 ktonTNT
Previous TestChagai-I
Next TestNone

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The Kharan Desert ( ; also known as Sandy Desert) is a sandy-mountainous desert located in north-west Balochistan Province of Pakistan. The Kharan District is located in the desert and the only inhabitant area to be found in the desert region. Kharan desert is Pakistan's second nuclear test site, and the second nuclear test - Codename Chagai-II- was conducted and supervised by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) in May 30, 1998.{ Most of its territory was in the Sandy Desert, but included also parts of the Central Makran Range.

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