Pakistan 'expanding nuclear arsenal to deter US attack'

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    Pakistan is expanding its nuclear arsenal to deter an American attack on its status as an atomic power, according to India's former foreign secretary.

    Asia's triangular arms race has traditionally reflected the rivalries between India and China and India and Pakistan, but according to an influential former adviser to Manmohan Singh, the Indian prime minister, Pakistan now regards the United States as a potential threat.

    In an article for The Hindu newspaper, Shyam Saran said Islamabad had invested in a new generation of plutonium-based warheads, increased the size range of its arsenal, and improved the accuracy of its missiles.

    Washington has voiced its concerns over the build-up in the region but believes it reflects Pakistan's long-standing fear of arch rival India's conventional force superiority.

    But according to Mr Saran, Islamabad's burgeoning nuclear arsenal is increasingly aimed at deterring its fractious ally in the war on terror, the United States. Its fear that Washington may strike to wipe out Pakistan's nuclear capability dates back to just after the 9/11 attacks when then President Musharraf said it had been warned to support the war on terror or face being "bombed back to the stone age."

    Despite his acquiescence, relations between the two countries have been strained ever since and reached their lowest point following the 2011 special forces raid which killed Osama bin Laden at his home in the centre of Pakistan's main garrison town Abbotabad.



    "While the immediate threat to its strategic assets passed, Pakistan's suspicions of US intentions in this regard have now risen to the level of paranoia," Mr Saran said.

    His comments follow the latest in a series of missile tests last week when the Pakistan Army confirmed it had fired a nuclear-capable Hatf-V medium range missile capable of hitting Indian cities as far east as Bangalore.

    Lieutenant-General Talat Masood, a retired senior Pakistan Army commander and nuclear expert, said Mr Saran's claims had some truth in them. "I would not say it [Pakistan's growing nuclear capability] was meant to counter America – that would be suicidal. But there has always been a fear in Pakistan's strategic community and government, in the recent past, a feeling that America is unfavourably inclined towards our nuclear programme and if things got worse it could neutralise our nuclear weapons capability, go after them," he said.

    The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute voiced its concerns about the nuclear weapon build-up earlier this year after India developed a nuclear submarine and Pakistan unveiled a series of short range missiles.

    Pakistan is believed to have more nuclear warheads than India – 110 to 100 – and Washington remains concerned about the security of its nuclear bases.



    Pakistan 'expanding nuclear arsenal to deter US attack' - Telegraph
     
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    pakistan digging its own grave:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    More in the Link : But where will Pakistan turn for more uranium if needed? (interesting read)
    Link : Jeffrey Lewis • Patton on Pakistan’s U Supply
     
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    good at least usa can say they are doing right
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    indian delusions that USA will attack Pakistan


    height of obssesion with PAKISTAN
     
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    strange logic your pak establishment has ......fear usa attack so build more short range missiles to attack india ?
     
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    dil dil pakistan jaan jaan pakistan ,jive jive pakistan

    yeah kaisa tha bhai???
    :lol::lol:
     
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    Does Pakistan really feel they have the nuclear capability to deter USA??
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    yes if we got hands on ICBM with MIRV

    though at present USA is nt in a position to even attack uganda
     
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    No idea if Pakistan is churning those nuclear bombs for USA but its definitely for INDIA as to the "ability" to deter USA well they are already killing -----s in tribal areas.
     
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    Just to clear any delusions Pakistan does not have an ICBM or MIRV or a missile
    flying beyond 2,000km or nuclear warhead capability beyond 20 kilotons.
    One OHIO sub alone can destroy Pakistan.
     
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    The Pakistani government are on their way to get anal raped by the US
     
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    BBC News - Pakistan's growing nuclear programme

    beyond just 2,000km?
    really?

    SHaheen II most latest range was 3000km

    since than all the projects are kept highly classified

    kpc-3 nuclear sub in close future(5-8)years will be enough to deter any action USA has even thought of
     
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    @farhan

    Stop the BS. Pakistan has no nuclear submarines or delivery platforms more
    delusions.
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    the small Raa'd can take up a warhead upto 35kt

    Thanks to Dr munir we are now moving toward megaton warheads
     
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    @Farhan

    provide a link for your claims. From 1998 nuclear test US concluded
    Pakistan does not have 5 kiloton capability.
     
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    Source of MIRV is BBC

    Source of 3000km range shaheen II test is missile threat.com
     
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    @farhan

    Shaheen is not MIRV and 3,000k is not enough to reach USA.
     

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