Pak to add 24 missiles in 2011; target India

Discussion in 'China' started by Oracle, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Oracle

    Oracle New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    8,120
    Likes Received:
    1,541
    Location:
    Bangalore, India
    Pakistan plans to add 24 nuclear-capable, short-range missiles capable of hitting all major Indian cities to its arsenal this year, reflecting a urge in the security establishment to seek "strategic parity in the region", according to a media report on Monday.

    This will be the highest number of missiles Pakistan has ever produced in a year if the government achieves the target, The Express Tribune newspaper quoted its sources as saying.

    The air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles will be able to hit targets at a distance between 700 km and 1,000 km, thus putting nearly all major Indian cities within their range, the report claimed.

    The plan is in line with Pakistan's official policy of having what is rhetorically called "maintaining a minimum deterrence", especially against India, the daily quoted sources as saying.

    The Strategic Plans Division (SPD) -- the body that oversees Pakistan's nuclear arsenal -- is supervising the production of the new missiles.

    The SPD works under the National Command Authority, which is nominally headed by the Prime Minister and has the three service chiefs as its members.

    At a recent meeting of the NCA, the SPD briefed authorities about its plan envisaging the production of the highest number of missiles in a year.

    The move comes on the heels of reports earlier in the year that Pakistan is rapidly adding to its nuclear arsenal and the number of its atomic warheads might have surpassed that of France.

    Officials in Islamabad denied those reports but insiders said Pakistan has been "watching closely with concern" India's increasing nuclear cooperation with the US and France.

    "That is the benchmark... if we see something happening in India on this front, naturally we react and we have to," said an unnamed official.

    Rediff
     
  2.  
  3. Rahul Singh

    Rahul Singh Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    2,548
    Likes Received:
    1,420
    Which Pakistani missile can hit Chennai?
     
  4. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    15,626
    Likes Received:
    11,703
    only 24 ................................... ???
     
  5. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    20,550
    Likes Received:
    6,554
    India has moved too far ahead of Pakistan in conventional weapons this has moved Pakistan towards keeping a nuclear balance, and with China assisting them in these missiles (like all of their missiles) it gives Pakistan a leverage.
     
  6. Oracle

    Oracle New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    8,120
    Likes Received:
    1,541
    Location:
    Bangalore, India
    Likes of Ajmal Kasab.

    Other than that, I don't think Pakistani missiles have a range enough to hit Chennai.
     
  7. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    15,626
    Likes Received:
    11,703
    Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world!

    Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world!

    Banglore, Chennai, Calcutta and hydrabad are some of cities not come under the range of missile. I wonder if Pakistan teach proper geography in their school and colleges.
     
  8. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

    Joined:
    May 26, 2010
    Messages:
    27,610
    Likes Received:
    28,427
    Location:
    BHARAT, INDIA, HINDUSTHAN
    X2

    I am bit shocked abt their preparation i assumed some 100 would be ready..
     
    sayareakd likes this.
  9. JBH22

    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Messages:
    3,620
    Likes Received:
    2,390
    Is this an indication that Pakistani top brass cannot take on the Indian Armed forces conventionally so they resort to that blackmail tactics..
     
  10. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    24,274
    Likes Received:
    11,283
    Location:
    BANGalore
    And the bluff continues.!!!!
     
    Kunal Biswas and Oracle like this.
  11. sandeepdg

    sandeepdg Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,333
    Likes Received:
    216
    Location:
    Gurgaon/Noida
    Folks, I think the Shaheen 2 has a range of 2500 kms. And the distance between Karachi and Kolkata is around 2200 kms, similarly for Chennai too. So, I think their missiles can very well hit most of mainland India, including as far as Chennai and Kolkata.

    Though, whether they will be able to cover this 2500 or fall from the sky after travelling 250 kms is another issue for discussion. :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011
  12. plugwater

    plugwater Elite Member Elite Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    4,149
    Likes Received:
    1,060
    They will use good talibans to deliver remaining nukes.
     
  13. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    15,626
    Likes Received:
    11,703
    exactly that is what i was thinking, 100 and counting for this year, next year even more, all the aid money is thrown into making missile.
     
  14. plugwater

    plugwater Elite Member Elite Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    4,149
    Likes Received:
    1,060
    In the end they will sell them for 50% off.
     
    Kunal Biswas likes this.
  15. Oracle

    Oracle New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    8,120
    Likes Received:
    1,541
    Location:
    Bangalore, India
    Does it make any sense? :confused:
     
  16. ace009

    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,662
    Likes Received:
    513
    Location:
    New England, USA
    To the Al Qaeda, Taliban, Iran, North Korea - anyone who is willing to give them some hard cash - see, US aid is hard to siphon off to Swiss accounts. But they can be siphoned off to build missiles (in the name of Pakistan national security). Then the missiles can be sold and THAT money can be siphoned off to Swiss accounts. After a decade of that, the generals can retire to the French Riviera and the Taliban can take over Pakistan - nice plan - everyone (Pak generals and Taliban) wins - right?
     
  17. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    15,626
    Likes Received:
    11,703
    they are Pakistani, do they ever made any sense. All they know is Jihad.
     
  18. Payeng

    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,521
    Likes Received:
    767
    Location:
    Neistan
    never did I heard of anything like this, it would surely give the S-500 SAM system and the Novator K-100 AAM a run for money:hail::hail:

    It means 24 missiles produced in a single year say 2011 as per this quote ....
     
  19. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    15,626
    Likes Received:
    11,703
    @ Payeng, let me rephrase it "only 24, per year.....................???".

    They are too generous on us........
     
  20. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    24,274
    Likes Received:
    11,283
    Location:
    BANGalore
    24 surface to surface missiles is a good number per year. I think the media in it's over enthusiasm just printed a whole lot of shit.

    Indian IRBM arsenal is about that number in total by some speculative figures. Obviously not verifiable as India maintains secrecy about it.

    But yeah, if they are going at 24 a year IRBMs, then it's a decent number of missiles in the arsenal.
     
    maomao likes this.
  21. arya

    arya Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,312
    Likes Received:
    340
    pakistan need peace, development
     

Share This Page