Pakistan tests nuclear capable missile that can hit Israel amid Gaza conflict
Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday tested a nuclear capable missile with a range of 22, 00 kilometers.
Although “Ababeel” was tested as part of the country’s efforts to maintain minimum credible deterrance against adversaries, the timing of the test raised some eyebrows in the media.
It came hours after Israel attacked a hospital in Gaza, killing hundreds of people.
A local journalist said, “A smaller range test could have been done but this specific is strategic signalling.”
A defence expert said if launched from a strategic location, the missile is capable of hitting Tel Aviv.
“This is capable of reaching Tel Aviv as distance between strategic location and Tel Aviv is 1950 KM using Haversine equation,” the expert said.
The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).
Pakistan, which has no diplomatic ties with Israel, has witnessed protests against the Jewish state’s attack on Palestine.