Strategic weapons: Pakistan tests short-range ballistic missile

By AFP
Published: March 5, 2012

The Hatf II (Abdali) has a range of 180 kilometres and carries nuclear as well as conventional warheads. PHOTO: FILE/PPI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has successfully test-fired a short-range ballistic missile capable of carrying atomic warheads.

The Hatf II (Abdali) has a range of 180 kilometres and carries nuclear as well as conventional warheads with ‘high accuracy’, according to a military statement. “It provides an operational level capability to Pakistan’s strategic forces, additional to the strategic and tactical level capability which Pakistan already possesses,” the statement added.

Pakistan’s arsenal includes short, medium and long-range missiles named after Muslim conquerors. India and Pakistan have routinely carried out missile tests since both demonstrated nuclear weapons capability in 1998.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 6th, 2012.

Reader Comments (110)

  • GS
    Mar 5, 2012 - 10:34AM

    *BRAVO – *

    Indian test fired Brahmos Missile one day ago. Here is the “Answer” India :P

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  • unbeliever
    Mar 5, 2012 - 10:38AM

    in response to the testing of brahmos missile yesterday…

    pakistani scientists are really quick

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  • unbeliever
    Mar 5, 2012 - 10:46AM

    in response to the testing of brahmos missile yesterday…

    pakistani scientists are really quickRecommend

  • Soldat Amir
    Mar 5, 2012 - 11:04AM

    How long will you people continue to name your missiles after our kings? Last time I checked Ahmed Shah Baba was Afghan and not Pakistani.This is becoming insulting,cant you find your own heroes?

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  • Proud Pakistani
    Mar 5, 2012 - 11:27AM

    That should keep the Indians on their feet! We can defend ourself better than you think. Pakistan Zindabad!

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  • faraz
    Mar 5, 2012 - 11:37AM

    TTP must be shivering out of fear

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  • Mar 5, 2012 - 11:39AM

    looks like they were waiting for Indians to test and then embarrass them , Allah u Akbar

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  • John B
    Mar 5, 2012 - 11:46AM

    So this is super sonic, capable of tight maneuvers and can evade ballistic missile detection?

    It is time for PAK to stop playing this game of pride. First take care of the free roaming internationally wanted, and banned by UN terrorists who are bent upon destroying PAK by killing bus passengers , kidnapping children for marriage, and aid workers for ransom, and organize rally once a week to threaten everyone, including the army, in PAK .

    Where is this going to carry the nuclear war head- India, Iran, Afghanistan, China, Or Baluchistan ?

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  • Karan
    Mar 5, 2012 - 11:59AM

    India also fired an Agni-4 (3500 Km IRBM) and an ABM PAD last month. We are still waiting for the reply for those pakistani scientists ;)
    And btw later this week K-15 SLBM will be fired followed by the Agni- 5 ICBM.:) still waiting for ur reply ;)
    and yeah im not getting into the MIRV capablities through PSLV & GSLV. Keep trying hard. ATB

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  • Dilip
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:01PM

    This missile will be an ideal target for our ABM.:) Sorry not impressive

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  • unbeliever
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:03PM

    ABDALI
    GHAZNAVI
    GHORI and a lot more AFGHANIS

    what name have you given to your islamic bomb: TIMUR LANE(UZBEK)

    HAVE PAKISTANIS NOT DONE ANYTHING COMMENDABLE IN LAST MILLENIA?

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  • zaid hamid
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:04PM

    @Soldat Amir:
    no heroes’s name at the present and also we are confused with our ancestry. so now we are using random names from here and there helplessly but in a cunning way. by the way we will name it after A Q Khan, afridi, imran khan in future

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  • GOGA
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:05PM

    This is great. keep engaged Pakistan in this arms race.. let them not invest in infrastructure so that their gdp growth remain the way it is.. Good move India

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  • Rajendra Rana
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:09PM

    @GS:
    India is buying around 500 fighter planes(250 Su-30 MKI and 250 Rafale) when you going to answer that.do it as soon as possible , India would love it.

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  • yeashh
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:09PM

    good
    @GS:
    @unbeliever:
    quick? how much? both missiles are of different category, and its still not a response to India’s ballistic missile shield test.

    @Proud Pakistani:
    whats this dear? answer it
    :D

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  • Mar 5, 2012 - 12:10PM

    Watchout indians… we will not take prisoners this time

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  • Malatesh
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:12PM

    @unbeliever

    pakistani scientists are really quick

    Everyone knows that its Chinease made Ballastic missile tested in pakistan.

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  • Shah
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:19PM

    @Soldat Amir:
    Our heros are these missiles…:D

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  • Mar 5, 2012 - 12:21PM

    “Testing” a missile is easy when you dont develop it and get it on a barter system from North Korea.

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  • IZ
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:26PM

    We are naming our missiles after rapists looters and plunderers. How we long to re-live their exploits…

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  • Nabeel
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:35PM

    Its time to answer in terms of Economy, not missiles!

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  • IsmailTara
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:35PM

    Mehmood Ghaznavi was a brilliant mujahid of Islam and spread Islam by destroying temples in India. And so was Aurangzeb because he killed a Sikh Guru and so was Abdali.

    And i don’t want to kill the nationalist spirit here but India has got some crazy Anti-Ballistic Missiles which we don’t. They got some real fancy equipment too which they bought from Israel… Oh and a spying satellite too.

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  • abdulazeez
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:38PM

    @Proud Pakistani : yea …..we saw you defend your country in Abotabad.

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  • Mar 5, 2012 - 12:45PM

    Well done Pakistan!!

    All of India’s tanks, missiles, artillery, guns and nuclear war heads are ‘specifically’ aimed at are Pakistan centric. Indians are big liars when they say its not. We openly admit, all our weapons are India centric, so India should not caste its evil eye on us, we have the ability to gouge her eyes when it does.

    Pakistan Zindabad!!

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  • MarkH
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:50PM

    @Proud Pakistani:
    Too bad the militants don’t frequent this place reading comments. You probably would have become a hero by killing most of them due to suffocation from laughing so hard they couldn’t get the chance to breathe.

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  • MarkH
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:52PM

    @GOGA:
    Wow, you guys really do find a way to blame everyone but yourselves for everything.

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  • khan of quetta
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:53PM

    @Soldat Amir:
    sorry he was pashtun i am afridi pashtun

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  • khan of quetta
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:54PM

    @unbeliever:
    they should call it afridi missile i am also afridi

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  • hopelessPeople
    Mar 5, 2012 - 12:55PM

    I wish the two countries stop this stupid arm race and spend the money on betterment of society. Last time I heard, we both feature top in malnutrition and child mortality rate. Nobody in his sane mind will have war in current economic situation.

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  • Saladin
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:07PM

    @unbeliever:
    @Soldat Amir: You swear like there isn’t a state called Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan.

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  • HollyCow
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:12PM

    @Soldat Amir:
    From your moniker I see that you still remember your Soviet overlords. Our history only extends 60 odd years so what else can we do?

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  • yasir ali
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:12PM

    A time had to come like this when these cowards would bully us …..

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  • Mar 5, 2012 - 1:22PM

    @ Anoop

    Indian grapes are always sour. Indian missile program was launched with russian technology and former USSR gave all the equipment. Even then Indians could not ‘copy’ correctly. And their ‘copy cat’ missiles fall far from the targets.Recommend

  • Shariq Najeeb
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:23PM

    @John B:
    Like the USA, the ONLY country who has slaughtered hundreds of thousands of people using nuclear and conventional weapons, is getting rid of evil? :D

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  • Mar 5, 2012 - 1:26PM

    @Malatesh:
    Pakistan stands at number 4 in the race of nuclear arsenal even ahead of China, why china is behind Pakistan, its that because they produce and give their nuclear arms to Pakistan??? and ur Failed brahmos with low accuracy was built by Russians accept it or keep living in self denial

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  • Pakistani Agnostic
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:28PM

    @Anoop:
    Just because you have intelligence quotient of zero, you don’t have a right to say our scientists (MIT, harvard grads) can’t develop this.

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  • Pak007
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:32PM

    Where are these missiles when our military bases and GHQ come under attack? All the resources for the development of such armament be utilized for eradicating poverty, hunger and educating the masses if we really want to see our country progress and prosper.

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  • unbeliever
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:36PM

    @IsmailTara:
    IT’S NOT ISLAM I AM TALKING ABOUT, IT’S PAKISTAN SIR I REFER TO.

    .Mehmood Ghaznavi was a brilliant mujahid of Islam and spread Islam by destroying temples in India. And so was Aurangzeb because he killed a Sikh Guru and so was Abdali.

    so that means the hindus who demolished babri masjid or killed muslims in godhra were justified, and CHENGIZ KHAN and HALAGU KHAN who decimated islamic empires and slaughtered muslims like goats on a bakrid are also justified because they were true to their faith. please make it clear to us all.

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  • antony
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:41PM

    I appreciate the great pakistani scientists hardwork in painting the missile RED and due appreciations from the other side of the border..

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  • the partoit
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:43PM

    Bravo…congrats to the whole nation..

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  • Pakistani
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:44PM

    @Karan….Please feed your nation first and minimise the hunger and then start the race of the missiles…. country having the biggest slum of the world should be careful in spending the money on missiles…..Pakistan kay saath Allah ki rehmat hae aur hamesha rahe gi…..app kay saath kon hae….

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  • Muhammad Usama Aziz
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:44PM

    I guess there are more foreigners reading this newspaper than Pakistani.

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  • Muqarrib
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:49PM

    @Soldat Amir:

    Was Hadrat Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, etc are Arab heroes or Muslim beloved? Great Afghan Muslim men are heroes for all Muslims. We Muslims are an ideological group, one ummah united under the flag of Islam, our nationality is not based on national, regional, linguistic, and racial feelings.

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  • Sajjad Said
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:57PM

    @Pak007: Do you think all the problems you mentioned, are due to such experiments? Let me inform you, all the problems are due to miss-management and lack of devotion.The people selected by you are not competent to control the malaise of society and i think they are not interested to solve the issues. Every department is doing their own job and each has their own allocation of budget. If some departments either not working or incompetent to do so, then what your defence could do? You may better think about the miss-management not about financial crisis.Compare you military financially and professionally with your competitors and then better talk about it.

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  • AN
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:58PM

    @Ghaznavi Is pakistan missiles indigenous? Have you forgotten your hero AQ khan taking a plane to North Korea to exchange Nuke tech for Missile tech. India’s only collaboration with Russia is Bramhos which can fly at Mach 3 which no one in the world has.In addition to that we build rockets to put satellites into space,so its not a big deal for India to make an ICBM.

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  • Naveed Alam Khattak
    Mar 5, 2012 - 1:59PM

    All of these conquerers were Pashtoons and 60% of Pashtoons are now living in Pakistan and are proud to be Pakistanis. There hearts beats with Pakistan and Pakistan remains in their prayers.

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  • yuinmin
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:00PM

    @Ghaznavi:
    test fail means we are making it by ourself. and look @ today’s Indian missiles. you guys never understand that logic because your missiles are ready made chinese/NK missiles or copy-pasting of crash landed ones. even its paint is made in china.

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  • AN
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:01PM

    Tough luck for Pakistan even though this missile test successful, India recently tested Missile defense shield and Brahmos yesterday which can fly at Mach 3. Our defense shield will take this missile out before it hits the target.

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  • Madiha R.
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:01PM

    @Soldat Amir:

    Muslim is the identity of these kings. :)

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  • Naveed Alam Khattak
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:02PM

    Indian Brothers, don’t consider this enmity. Our preparition are just to ensure our safety not against you.

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  • zalim singh
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:06PM

    can we eat it?

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  • WoW
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:10PM

    @Muhammad Usama Aziz:
    The reason is that too many Pakistanis are illiterates.

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  • Sajjad Said
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:14PM

    @Pak007: Where were you when our military bases and GHQ come under attack? why had you not fought there against the enemies? As it was not your job the same was not of a such missile. Think about— what would happen if there could no GHQ? To win against GHQ sort of attacks we will have to stay united and recognize our enemy not to fire a missile inside our own GHQ.

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  • WoW
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:16PM

    @zaid hamid:
    So you agree India did take Pakistanis prisoners. Thank you.

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  • Truth Teller
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:17PM

    Total Waste of Nation Hard Earned Resources which can be diverted towards Education, Health, Job Creation & Economic Benefits of General Public.

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  • Don2
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:27PM

    @Pak007:
    Rightly said.Recommend

  • Ashok V
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:34PM

    @Pakistan politics: And here is what your media and former Army journals say:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZkYFl1NL5M

    And yeah it wont pe pathetic for u bot SHOCKING. ;)

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  • Ashok V
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:35PM

    @Pakistani: Please worry about the US aid and your economy. We are far far ahead of you. And regardign Allah’s rehmat. we already saw that in 1965,1971, Siachen and Kargil. ;p

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  • Bloch
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:39PM

    Ah!!! Now let us test the 10,000 km missile also. Have to alarm the yanks also!!!!

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  • Sajjad Said
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:57PM

    @Soldat Amir: You people are not able to gave name to our combined heroes this is why it is insulting for you.Don’t worry we will never make a missile with the name of Karzai who is wholly solely your hero.We are remembering them because they had helped us in our difficult time.

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  • Raheel
    Mar 5, 2012 - 2:59PM

    Dude, you should look Muslims as one Nation rather then splitting the Nation. We are proud of every great Muslim and you and stuck in past. No wounder Afghanistan is more busy with internal fights rather then creating some of there defence.

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  • vasan
    Mar 5, 2012 - 3:03PM

    Pakistani : Check your facts. The biggest slum of the world is in Karachiie Orangi town.

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  • huzaifa
    Mar 5, 2012 - 3:08PM

    @Soldat Amir:
    cmmmooon! your heroes and our are the same, you see , you can’t walk without us, you are totally dependent upon transit trade. so dear just accept it that we are same. (:

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  • Mar 5, 2012 - 3:09PM

    @Ghaznavi:

    Stop fooling yourself. Pakistan doesn’t have the technology nor Technology to manufacture a decent car, yet it can develop Missiles? Rubbish..

    Even if we suppose it mustered enough resources to develop the War Machines, clearly it was way above Pakistan’s capacity, similar to that of North Korea.

    Its like a poor guy buying an expensive car. He cannot maintain it and it becomes the white elephant in his life. No wonder Pakistan is considered one of the most failed states on Earth.

    Big toys, belong to big boys.

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  • Ahmed Hassan
    Mar 5, 2012 - 3:10PM

    FEED and EDUCATE THE MASSES STOP WASTING MONEY ON WEAPONS

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  • Straight Fire
    Mar 5, 2012 - 3:23PM

    @yeashh:
    Indian ballistic shield will prove nothing more than a torn apart canvas while Babar Cruise Missile will start raining down inside Indian borders … Bring some real thing before commenting

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  • Pak007
    Mar 5, 2012 - 3:43PM

    @Sajjad Said:
    Yes you are right. This is due to the miss-management that a large portion of our budget goes to defense rather then being allocated to education and health. We have the biggest example of USSR in-front of us. Despite having the largest no of nuclear weapons it disintegrated, the primary reason being poor economic conditions. We have created a hype about some countries that they are constantly conspiring against us as if they have nothing else to do. Our competitors are in a better economic position then us. First we need to stabilize our economic conditions. You can’t win the race if you can’t stand on your feet.

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  • Salman
    Mar 5, 2012 - 3:43PM

    Pakistan has enough surface to surface missile capability to target anything close to 2500 km. We better make our cruise missile technology more sophisticated and deadly. Babor cruise missile is sub sonic so we better work on making it super sonic and also develop capability to make it fire from Naval frigates. It will benefit our average Navy a great deal.

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  • AK47
    Mar 5, 2012 - 4:01PM

    @zaid hamid:
    How about Ali Zafar?

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  • unbeliever
    Mar 5, 2012 - 4:01PM

    @Raheel:
    are u proud of dr abdus salaam?

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  • AK47
    Mar 5, 2012 - 4:03PM

    @Muqarrib:
    Can you please tell when was that one ummah formed?

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  • Mar 5, 2012 - 4:06PM

    @Pakistani Agnostic:

    Even North Korea has achieved better feats in developing War Machines. But, its still considered a failed state, just like Pakistan.

    Lets assume Pakistan has indeed developed them.Its like a poor man buying an expensive car. He cant afford to maintain it and becomes his white elephant.

    Big toys belong to big boys.

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  • itp
    Mar 5, 2012 - 4:11PM

    we are a nation that has been trying to impose an alien identity upon ourselves on the pretext of Islam. We forget that islam allows and celebrates different cultures. Our insecurities about who we are as a nation has engulfed us and the results of which are now apparent.

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  • Zeta
    Mar 5, 2012 - 4:12PM

    why i’m not surprised to see all the top comments are of insecure indians

    @indians
    see this and enjoy

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  • Usher
    Mar 5, 2012 - 4:13PM

    @Naveed Alam Khattak, please correct your history Mahmood Ghaznavi and Shahāb-ud-Din Muhammad Ghori were turkish etnic and Mughals belong to turkish & mongols back ground.

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  • Talha
    Mar 5, 2012 - 4:23PM

    Idiots from both sides bragging over missiles and fighter planes when their fellow countrymen starve for food. I just regret being part of this subcontinent for so many reasons!

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  • Sher khan
    Mar 5, 2012 - 4:25PM

    Americans name their military hardware on red Indiana names, no one is USA ever questioned trivial matters like this, there is a lot more in this world than argue over names and where we came from. Noone Pakistanis as a nation are lacking behind…. Check America planes like chinook and apache… Shame on the writers who are arguing over missile names

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  • Usher
    Mar 5, 2012 - 4:26PM

    @ AN, Mach 3 is good enough to hit Boeing at least or an antique Scud, Abdali speed reaches Mach 7, but don’t worry your MDS will for sure sniff the smoke of Abdali 

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  • Cautious
    Mar 5, 2012 - 4:38PM

    I wonder how many weeks or months of fuel could have been purchased for the price of that missile test? You can rationalize your high tech toys anyway you want but your broke and the vast majority of people would prefer you spend your money on things that benefit them rather than the Generals.

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  • Sajjad Said
    Mar 5, 2012 - 4:53PM

    @Pak007:
    How much budget is going to defence? it’s just 12% of GDP. Do you know how much is going to debt servicing? and this 12% is only this time because we are fighting a great war against the world united and wild forces. By bringing good economic policies we can improve our military as will as social and economic sector.The existing policies are never satisfactory.With these policies you will need to strengthen you military as much as you can because we are not only facing external threat but internal also.

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  • bp
    Mar 5, 2012 - 4:55PM

    Newspaper reporting at it again. The ppicture shows a Babur cruise missile lifting off and the news is about a ballistic missile.

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  • Raheel
    Mar 5, 2012 - 5:18PM

    @zaid hamid: why do you need names. it is important to have technology which Afghan does have. By the way i am also Afghan and proud for any Muslim country to develop against any Muslim enemy. no wonder Afghanistan is in such a mess as they still depends on there old heroes. develop few new and then say what you are saying ….

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  • Khan
    Mar 5, 2012 - 5:21PM

    @Shariq Najeeb:
    Don’t see who is saying it but see what is being said …whatever JohnB said is a reality and when one is sick they should cure their illness instead of pointing fingers at other’s for their ills.
    @Sajjad Said:
    SIR! … Like this country was never ruled by the people in the boots ? If Civilians elected representatives have ruled it in bits and pieces .. then men in Khakhis have always ruled it in tenures of decades … How on earth the so called ‘Professionals’ were unable to solve our ills and instead started their own empire of Bakeries, Housing Societies and Golf clubs? I suggest they change their uniforms to 3 piece suits as they are nothing but businessmen. The country shrunk in half due to them, there is always insurgency in Balochistan whenever they come in to power and throw out the same constitution out of the window, they swear to protect.
    @All Indians,
    Why are you guys bother what we name them … there around 30 Million Pukhtoons (including myself) in Pakistan while mere 12 Million in Afghanistan, besides no matter how and where they come from, they will do their job perfectly when utilized (hopefully never).Recommend

  • Nirmit
    Mar 5, 2012 - 5:39PM

    @unbeliever:
    Unfortunately you are right. Also, with the bunch of liers around who knows these misiles are really worth or just emitting gas!!! It could be just a psycological game of firing something like misile once India does so; you just to impress the Pakistani folks the way they have been doing in the past!!!

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  • Another ProudPakistani
    Mar 5, 2012 - 6:00PM

    India can’t match the quality of our arms as well as the courage & bravery of our fighters…it’s only the quantity where they have the edge but it hardly matters…
    Pakistan Zindabad..!!

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  • Ashvinn
    Mar 5, 2012 - 6:25PM

    What had India got to do with our missile test, why bring India into it.ET is better then that.As for all the wars fought why keep bringing it up, do you guys ,Pakistan started all wars and lost all of them, why shame yourself repeatedly.Anyways Congrats on the successful Missile test , one more brick in the wall.

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  • Chulbul Pandey
    Mar 5, 2012 - 6:41PM

    @Muqarrib: We Muslims are an ideological group, one ummah united under the flag of Islam, our nationality is not based on national, regional, linguistic, and racial feelings.
    Yeah? Tell that to Saudis and other rich Islamic nations where Pakistanis are treated as second class people. How does the saying go – It’s Economy, stupid!!

    Let’s mend our houses… feed our children… educate our masses instead of being proud of the weapons that bring nothing but death and destruction.

    @Talha: Idiots from both sides bragging over missiles and fighter planes when their fellow countrymen starve for food. I just regret being part of this subcontinent for so many reasons!
    Very aptly put, sir! We are so far behind from the rest of the developed world that it is depressing. Yet, here we are, whistling and clapping at the ugly display of weapons! We have our priorities, straight, don’t we :(

    @Another ProudPakistani: India can’t match the quality of our arms as well as the courage & bravery of our fighters
    So, it’s settled then. You guys have nothing to fear from us then. That should stop Pakistanis from living under “India is the existential threat to us” lie.

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  • Scientist
    Mar 5, 2012 - 6:52PM

    @Soldat Amir:

    Well who are our heroes anyway? We are the invaders of this land remember? The ancient civilizations across the river indus were destroyed by our ancestors such as Aryans, Persians, Afghans, Tatars, Mangols, Arabs…

    Believe it or not, Abdali, Ghaznavi, Babar, Ghauri etc are from our ancestors :P…..

    Just as US names its missiles in “English” not in Native (Indian) American language… Why? Because their ancestors came from “England”.

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  • Sajjad Said
    Mar 5, 2012 - 7:06PM

    @Scientist:
    I agree with you.

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  • unbeliever
    Mar 5, 2012 - 7:14PM

    @Scientist:
    really great thoughts, never thought like that.

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  • Zafir
    Mar 5, 2012 - 7:22PM

    I am waiting to listen the news that Pakistan has design any weapon that can deter the attack of drone, we need this, even civilians knows what Pakistan badly needs.

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  • Minet
    Mar 5, 2012 - 7:25PM

    @Scientist:
    There was never any civilian migration into the Indian subcontinent by Arabs or Mongols or Persians or Tartars. The Arabs and Persians who conquered what is now Pakistan were only soldiers. Likewise only Turkic soldiers ever occupied India under Mughals and they were a few thousands compared to the population of hundreds of millions. After cross breeding of these few soldiers over many generations there is no alien strain left.

    All Pakistanis are Punjabis, Sindhis, Mohajirs or Pashtuns who are natives of the subcontinent. There are no Arabs or Mongols or Turks in Pakistan. If you get you DNA tested, you will wake up from your delusions!!!!

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  • Harry Stone
    Mar 5, 2012 - 7:41PM

    @Shariq Najeeb:

    A lesson I believe…………don’t start wars you do not intend to win……..Think PAK will ever get that point?

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  • s shah
    Mar 5, 2012 - 7:42PM

    Any nuclear warhead hitting India within a 180 km of Pakistan would destroy Pakistan as well in terms of fallout, to say nothing of seond strike retaliation from India. How stupid is that. Is there no more productive use of our resources?

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  • ali
    Mar 5, 2012 - 11:50PM

    shoot down a drone then I will believe, other than that its always a drama.

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  • A. Khan
    Mar 6, 2012 - 1:46AM

    @Rajendra Rana: Current Indian Air Force planes fall out of the sky due to bad maintenance. These high tech planes will be even more difficult to maintain. Therefore, we are not losing any sleep over these.

    But is it a wise investment. Indian politicians are making good commission out of this multi billion dollar sale. Overall money would be better spent on Indian farmers committing suicide as they cannot afford to repay their loans.

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  • Scientist
    Mar 6, 2012 - 5:13AM

    @Minet:

    I agree with you. Cross breeding is how we came about. The point being we are not the natives of the land. We have mixed blood and that is extremely normal. Many nations across the globe are mixed blood. The best thing about us the Muslims is that Islam holds us together and will continue to hold us as one :-)

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  • Nomi
    Mar 6, 2012 - 7:36AM

    I do not care even if they tested an intern-continental ballistic missile. I want to know Will they be used against the drones?

    If not, they are as good as firecrackers.

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  • Akbar Daud
    Mar 6, 2012 - 9:24AM

    Funny that ppl still lay their pride in Pakistan. This illiterate nation doesnt know that these missiles are something not to be proud of.

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  • Ahsan
    Mar 6, 2012 - 12:01PM

    All Indian Friends

    I hope Indian missiles doesnt have the same problem that Indian man are facing these days as mention in the below link.Please read it and try to solve this problem first then talk about missiles.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6161691.stm

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  • Anwar
    Mar 6, 2012 - 7:28PM

    @BruteFart: Why this “Kolaveri” ?

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  • arjun
    Mar 7, 2012 - 6:47AM

    @unbeliever:
    WELL SAID REPLY

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  • Raj - USA
    Mar 7, 2012 - 10:41AM

    @Anwar:
    Kolaveri means murderous rage. It is a Tamil word. “Kolai” means murder and “veri” means rage. Should have actually been kolaiveri. But languages have changed a lot in their usage in India, like Mumbai Hindi, Chennai Tamil, etc. “Di” is a way a girl is in singular terms called like “Thum” or more appropriately “Thu”. The song is about a boy complaining about a girl.

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  • Dil
    Mar 7, 2012 - 12:39PM

    @John B:

    The answer to yourlong (irrelevant) comment is “India”

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  • Pakistaniat
    Mar 7, 2012 - 12:41PM

    @Malatesh:
    Only you know… lol… dont make generic statements…..

    i can also say… everyone know India supports terrorism in Baluchistan..

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  • Pakistaniat
    Mar 7, 2012 - 12:47PM

    @Ahsan:
    Excellent…. this is just too funny…. they will now blame Pakistan for this:)

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  • John C
    Mar 7, 2012 - 4:20PM

    @Akbar Daud:
    and why is that Mr. Einstein….

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  • Babloo
    Mar 13, 2012 - 4:52AM

    Looks like all this arms have greater likelihood of being used against Baluchistan just as they were used against people of East Pakistan. I say that because likelihood of using violence against people who cannot counter attack and defend is much more than attacking a powerful enemy.

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  • whosain
    Mar 31, 2012 - 9:54AM

    in kargil a hand full of men took whole india on for over month and they came back on are callback. lets see you do something like that

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