Friends, I'm starting this thread as I've not seen one dealing with this topic. If there exist another thread, please merge this to it. Recently in PDF I've seen many threads dealing with pakistan's development of a new missile supposed to be named 'Taimur' with a range of 7000km. Here I would like to discuss the possibility of such a development by pakistan. See, although some of their missiles seems to be copies of chinese or are developed with chinese help, I think they have reasonable capability in building missiles.(For example consider Raad). But are they capable of developing an ICBM? In PDF it is said that the missile will be tested soon. But even if they succeed in developing it, with US in their backyard, it seems unlikely that a test will happen in near future. Also I don't think china will help pakistan in ICBM development. Hence if they succeed in it, I think their scientists deserve appreciation. Now this ICBM (if they succeeds) doesn't have any strategic implication on India as a 7000km range lies well beyond us, but it will be alarming that they are catching up with us in terms of technology.