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Video of the 1998 Pakistani Nuclear Weapon Test
May 28, 1998
In May of 1998, Pakistan tested a series of nuclear explosive devices. This video shows at least one of the tests in the Chagai mountains of Balochistan in southern Pakistan. Rockslides on the mountain can be seen resulting from the explosion. After the test, video from an aircraft shows the effects of the blast, and the resulting rockslides can be seen. Later, a helicopter carrying then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrives. Sharif tours the area, including instrumentation bunkers and tunnel entrances. Among the officials giving Sharif the tour is A.Q. Khan. He can be seen in several sections of the video wearing a solid sea-green suit.