|Pakistan conducts TWO more Nuclear
News Posted on 30th May, 1998 at 15:30hrs PST
Pakistan conducts two more nuclear tests each of 12 kilotonne
ISLAMABAD, May 30 (APP): Pakistan on Saturday tested two more nuclear warheads with a yield of each 12 kilotons, authentic sources confirmed. The tests were conducted at Balochistan, bringing the total number of tests to seven. India had earlier set off five underground nuclear tests on May 11 and 13, in Pokhran, about 92 kms from its international border with Pakistan. Pakistan on Thursday, May 28 detonated five nuclear weapons, one with a reported yield of 30-35 kilotons, while the four other were of low yield and tactical in nature. The sources said "Pakistan has every right to further strengthen its nuclear capability, to bolster its defence." The sources maintained, "Pakistan has no aggressive designs against any country, but is left with no option but to answer the needs of national security." Pakistan, after failure of the world to provide any guarantee to its security from its aggressive neighbour, tested five nuclear weapons with varying yield on May 28, two weeks after India tested its nuclear devices.