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Pakistan's China Connection to Nuclear Trouble

A report has members of Congress very worried. And India won't be happy, either.
Ordering Chinese?

Ordering Chinese?

Photographer: RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan held its annual military day parade and displayed its new medium-range nuclear missiles last month, and it barely made a splash in Washington. But at least one analyst was paying close attention.

Richard Fisher, an expert on Chinese military technology at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, began studying the public satellite photographs of the Shaheen III missiles and came to an alarming conclusion: The transport-erector-launcher, or TEL, for the Pakistani mobile rocket matched a Chinese design that Beijing had exported in 2011 to North Korea.