Pak tests nuke in response to Indian Prithvi missile test

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    Medium range nuclear-capable missile test-fired successfully
    By Shahid Hussain, Correspondent



    Islamabad: Pakistan conducted a successful test-launch of a medium range nuclear-capable ballistic missile yesterday, a military statement said.

    The statement said the country could be justifiably proud of its defence capability and nuclear deterrence, which formed the bedrock of Pakistan's security policy and would be fully supported by the government.

    Hatf-4 or Shaheen-1 (eagle) missile, which can hit targets up to 700 kilometres away was fired from an undisclosed location by the Strategic Missile Group of the Army Strategic Force Command (ASFC).

    The test came two days after India carried out its first successful trial of a new ballistic intercept system.

    This was the second missile test by Pakistan this month. On November 16 it test-fired the 1,300-kilometre range Ghauri ballistic missile.

    The statement said the Shaheen test was part of a continuing exercise by the Army Strategic Force Command. "The event marked the culmination phase of the training exercise and validated the operational readiness of the Strategic Missile Group equipped with Shaheen-1 missiles," it said.
     
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    Let's see who can piss higher on the wall!:rolleyes:
     
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    Now , what exactly do you mean by that ?




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    :laugh:

    Just breaking down the macho, muscle-flexing to basic form.
     
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    Sorry if i sound dumb but please do enlighten me about what you are atcually trying to say. India isn't testing missiles for the sake of it.


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    Couple of reasons to test missiles. One, to actually see if they function. Two, to ensure EVERYONE that needs to notice the possession and use of said missile does.

    Country A tests missle. Country B, the historical enemy of Country A, takes note and tests missile to ensure COuntry A is aware that the capability of response in-kind exists.

    In other words, it's a pissing contest with WMDs.
     
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    Its even more worrying and irritating for country A (i.e India ) to find out that Country C (China ) is helping Country B (Pak) acquire WMD's !!!


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    What's aggravating is that ANYONE has them or seriously contemplates using them. Unfortunately the former is the only sure deterrent against the latter. Yet ANOTHER pissing contest.

    Just how many times DOES one nation need to be capable of destroying the entire planet?
     
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    Well , according to the info I have heard and read Russia and America have enough nukes to blast the planet thrice. India needs atleast 150-180 workable warheads to maintain the effective detterent against Pak and CHina (which has about 400-500). India does not have or seek to have a huge arsenal. What aggravates me is Pak and China working together to squeeze India. In this regard China is using Pak to do its dirty job as I said earlier.


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    PS:- Do you know China is going to test a new class of JL-1 /JL-2 submarine launched ballistic missiles?And China is building new nuclear reactors for Pak? What IF Russia started a series of tests of nuclear capable ICBM's then would America sit still and tell Putin to go on with his tests ?
     
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    What "dirty job" is that? Why should China give a crap about India?
     

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