Strategic Nuclear Forces of the World, March 2008
Part 5: Israel, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Iran

under construction
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 19 April 2008



These tables summarize world strategic and theater nuclear forces. In addition to forces traditionally classified as strategic, information on theater nuclear forces (range in excess of 500 km) are included, since many of these forces are (or could be) assigned strategic missions (in contrast to tactical, or battlefield, missions). Numbers of deployed systems are given for January 1992 (end of the Cold War), January 2000, March 2008 (present), and December 2012 (approximate culmination of START retirements).

These pages are under construction. Please refer to the Introduction for further details, explanation of table and abbreviations, and sources.


Israel

type system warhead cep
(m)
range
(km)
number deployed notes sources
Jan
1992
Jan
2000
Mar
2008
Dec
2012
MRBM Ya-4 (Jericho III) 1 x 200 kt
(bf)
. 3000 0 0 0 30 . .
IRBM Ya-3 (Jericho II) 1 x 200 kt
(bf)
. 1500 20 40 0 0 on TELs in caves and shelters; IOC 1985?; based at Zekhariah .
Ya-3 (Jericho IIB) 1 x 200 kt
(bf)
. 2000 0 0 50 50 on TELs in caves and shelters; based at Zekhariah .
SRBM Ya-1 (Jericho I) 1 x 60 kt 1000 500 50 50 50 20 on TELs in caves and shelters; IOC 1973?; based at Zekhariah .
SLCM Popeye Turbo 1 x 60 kt . 1500 0 5 15 25 5 per Dolphin-class SSG .
TB F-16 1 x NGB 1600 20 20 20 . IOC 1980; based at Tel Nof, other bases .
F-15I Ra'am 1 x NGB 4450 0 20 25 25 IOC Jan 98; based at Tel Nof .
NGB ? 1 x 20 kt? . 0 10 20 20 . IOC 1968? .
? 1 x 200 kt?
(bf)
. 0 10 20 25 . IOC 1985? .

India

type system warhead cep
(m)
range
(km)
number deployed notes sources
Jan
1992
Jan
2000
Mar
2008
Dec
2012
ICBM Surya 1 x ? . 12000 0 0 0 0 . *
SLBM Sagarika 1 x ? . 1000 0 0 0 . IOC 2010+ .
MRBM Agni III 1 x 20 kt . 3500 0 0 0 . . .
IRBM Agni I 1 x 20 kt . 1500 0 5 5 . . .
Agni II 1 x 200 kt? . 2000 0 0 15 . . .
TB Jaguar IS/IB 1 x NGB 800 10 10 10 10 based at Ambala? .
Mirage 2000H/Vajra 1 x NGB 1800 0 0 10 10 based at Gwalior? .
NGB . 1 x 35 kt? . 0 10 10 20 20 . .

Pakistan

type system warhead cep
(m)
range
(km)
number deployed notes sources
Jan
1992
Jan
2000
Mar
2008
Dec
2012
MRBM Ghauri 3 1 x ? . 3000 0 0 0 . . *
IRBM Ghauri 1 1 x 20 kt 200 1400 0 5 10 . IOC 1998? *
SRBM Shaheen 1
(M-9)
1 x 20 kt . 700 0 0 10 . . *
TB F-16A/B 1 x NGB 1600 5 10 10 10 based at Sargodha AB .
NGB . 1 x 35 kt? . 0 5 10 10 10 . .

North Korea

type system warhead cep
(m)
range
(km)
number deployed notes sources
Jan
1992
Jan
2000
Mar
2008
Dec
2012
ICBM (Taepodong 2) 1 x 50 kt . 6200 0 0 0 . . *
(Taepodong 2, 3-stage) 1 x 50 kt . 15000 0 0 0 0 IOC 2015+ *
SLBM (R-27) 1 x 30 kt . 3500 0 0 0 3 3 per Golf-class SSB .
MRBM (R-27) 1 x 30 kt . 3500 0 0 5 . IOC 2005 .
(Taepodong 1) 1 x 30 kt . 2300 0 0 0 . IOC 2000? *
IRBM (Nodong) 1 x 30 kt . 1500 0 2 2 . . *

Iran

type system warhead cep
(m)
range
(km)
number deployed notes sources
Jan
1992
Jan
2000
Mar
2008
Dec
2012
MRBM Shahab 3D 1 x 20 kt 190 2000 0 0 0 5 IOC 2009?; on TELs in caves V05a


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Last modified 19 April 2008.
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