Abdali (Hatf 2)

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The Abdali (Hatf 2) is a short-range, road-mobile, solid propellant missile that entered service in 2005.1

Abdali (Hatf 2) at a Glance

Originated from
Possessed by
Short-Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM)
6.5 m
0.56 m
Launch weight
1,750 kg
Single warhead, 250 – 450 kg
HE, submunitions, conventional
Single-stage solid propellant
180 – 200 km
In service
2005 – present

Hatf 2 Development

The Hatf 2 was originally designed as a two-stage version of the Hatf 1, and was essentially a solid propellant stage attached to the bottom of a Hatf 1. However, those plans were discarded, and a new single-stage standalone design was created in 1997.

The Hatf 2 featured increased range over the Hatf 1. Its relatively small warhead limits its destructive capability, but its accuracy is sufficient to target military bases and airfields, or critical infrastructure such as power plants and industrial facilities. As displayed in military parades, it is carried on a road mobile Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL) vehicle.2 The use of solid propellant and the TEL vehicle make the missile easy to store, transport and fire.


The Hatf 2 measures 6.5 m in length, 0.56 m in diameter, and weighs 1,750 kg at launch. It can range 180-200 km while carrying a variable 250-450 kg warhead. It likely carries a high explosive or submunition payload. The Hatf 2 is equipped with an inertial guidance system and has a CEP of 150 m. It uses a single-stage solid propellant engine.3


    1. “Hatf 2 (Abdali), in IHS Jane’s Weapons: Strategic 2015-2016, ed. James C. O’Halloran (United Kingdom: IHS, 2015), 71.
    2. Hans M. Kristensen & Robert S. Norris, Pakistani nuclear forces, 2015, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 71:6, 62.
    3. “Hatf 2 (Abdali), in IHS Jane’s Weapons: Strategic 2015-2016, ed. James C. O’Halloran (United Kingdom: IHS, 2015), 71.
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Missile Defense Project, "Abdali (Hatf 2)," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, October 25, 2016, last modified April 23, 2024, https://missilethreat.csis.org/missile/hatf-2/.