Current Affairs


sePakistan missiles worry U.S.; 47 entities under strict watch

  • US government is increasingly worried over rising range and variety of Islamabad’s missile capability and recent decision of the Obama administration to impose trade restrictions on 7 Pakistani entities came out of this concern.
  • Shaheen-III has a range of 2,750 km.
  • Pakistan has officially explained its longest-range missile to date, tested for first time in 2015, as a capability to strike the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, farthest Indian territory from its shores.
  • But the missile also has Israel in its range, along with several European countries – something that the U.S. strategic community finds unnerving.