India-Pakistan Current Affairs - 2020

Pak test fires Hatf IX

Pakistan conducted a successful test fire of its surface to surface missile Hatf IX (Nasr).  The missile was tested with four successive launches from a multi tube launcher.

With a maximum range of 60 kms, the missile falls under the category of short range missiles. Its othere features include in-flight manoeurve capability designed for quick response,  and shoot and scoot attributes. It is also believed to have nuclear capabilities. The missile builds Pakistan’s deterrence capabilities.

Earlier this year in April, Pakistan had successfully launched its missile, Hatf III (Ghaznavi).

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Resolution urging government to resume Indo-Pak talks passed in J&K Legislative Council

J&K Legislative Council passed a resolution urging the government to resume the talks with Pakistan. Chairman of the Council Amrit Malhotra moved the resolution on behalf of the house. The resolution also suggested state government to take steps for the relief and rehabilitation.

The resolution may stir controversy as the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir clearly says that Foreign Affairs are not under the purview of the state government.

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