India test fires nuclear capable missile from Odisha

Published: October 7, 2013
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File photo of an Indian missile launch. PHOTO: REUTERS

File photo of an Indian missile launch. PHOTO: REUTERS

ODISHA: India test-fired a nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range at Chandipur, Odisha on Monday, Express News reported.

According to a report published by The Hindu, the missile has a strike range of 350 kilometers. At around 9:14am, the missile was test fired in salvo mode from a mobile launcher.

“The missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the total launch activities were carried out by the specially formed SFC and monitored by the scientists of (Defence Research and Development Organisation) DRDO as part of practice drill,” sources said.

“The missile trajectory will be tracked by the DRDO radars, electro-optical tracking systems and telemetry stations located along the coast of Odisha,” they said.

“The downrange teams on board the ship deployed near the designated impact point in the Bay of Bengal will monitor the terminal events and splashdown,” they said.

The Prithvi II missile was inducted into India’s Strategic Forces Command in 2003 and is the first missile developed by DRDO under India’s IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.

The missile is capable of carrying 500 to 1000 kilograms of warheads according to The Hindu.

On September 14, India successfully test-fired for a nuclear-capable missile that can reach Beijing and much of Europe.

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Reader Comments (106)

  • Been
    Oct 7, 2013 - 12:31PM

    Pakistan always give the message of peace like Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday reiterated that his country wants peace in the region and is not involved in any arms race.”Look what India want.”

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  • Fayez
    Oct 7, 2013 - 12:37PM

    In a matter of week, Pakistan will test fire missile with same specifications and capable of carrying warhead But will travel 351 KM.

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  • Someone
    Oct 7, 2013 - 12:37PM

    According to a report published by The Hindu, the missile has a strike range of 350 kilometers

    Pffftt. Shaheen-II has a range of 2,500 km. What are these new toys of India. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaheen-II

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  • Last Word
    Oct 7, 2013 - 12:39PM

    Dedicated to Pakistan with love.

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  • Usman
    Oct 7, 2013 - 12:39PM

    India military buildup is the real nuclear threat that is festering in South Asia, especially Pakistan. Their dangerous race to annihilation won’t give them much. If India thought that it could win the war without crossing the nuclear threshold through surgical strikes or CSD, then they need to re-think it many times. Those who had dreamed that the atomic age would slowly fade away following the end of the Cold War must now confront reality that India is leading the charge.

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  • Bhai log
    Oct 7, 2013 - 12:50PM

    Wow great news.

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  • Latif
    Oct 7, 2013 - 12:50PM

    The Hatf 3 missiles have a range of above 300 km. I don’t know what India is trying to prove with these small patakhas. Do something relevant with your country like building toilets :)

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  • MAyOr
    Oct 7, 2013 - 12:57PM

    Indian war madness will not let this continent progress ever.

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  • Pakistani
    Oct 7, 2013 - 1:09PM

    Yawnnnn…Been there Done That..Next Plz

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  • Oct 7, 2013 - 1:14PM

    According to our sources in India, India keeps millions of poor people hungry to fund these tests.

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  • Reader
    Oct 7, 2013 - 1:27PM

    @ Usman
    @ Mayor

    The Chinese,Russians and Americans have far more than India has…several times over,in fact.
    You need to update your general knowledge.

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  • Oct 7, 2013 - 1:35PM

    @MAyOr: – A democratic country with so many checks and balances in the system can not be mad of war. Democracy believes in peace and thereby progress. but simultaneously it needs to develop its own defence system too and missile testing is a part of such process. many other countries including USA and China do practices of mock war / drill. These practices can not tantamount to be war madness. wars are initiated where the army is independent of its civilian authorities and the global history has proved this correct.

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  • Oct 7, 2013 - 1:41PM

    @Someone: – Sir, you are not in the habit of reading the news carefully as appears. India has on sep 14 test fired successfully a missile capable to reach entire Europe i.e. its range is 5000 KM and it is developed industriously by their scientists.

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  • Anglo
    Oct 7, 2013 - 1:43PM

    India projects its image as a soft power, in actual India has most cruel objectives. It’s the 17 missile test by India of Prithvi – II, what India wants to show here? If they do not have enough knowledge or trained man power to handle such technology, then India should not develop such adventures. One disaster and lives of people in India are at stake.

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  • Kamal
    Oct 7, 2013 - 1:44PM

    Do not worry. If and when the time comes, hopefully never, we have enough nuclear arsenal to turn India into a wasteland, and ofcourse ourselves too. So cheer up! Be happy!!

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  • humanbeing
    Oct 7, 2013 - 1:44PM

    @Fayez: Dear Fayez, instead of cursing India, please do something for your citizens who are dying daily either in US drone attacks or in bobm blasts. What about today bomb blast in Peshawar. Please give your opinion on this. I will be waiting.Recommend

  • anti-elitist rawalpindi
    Oct 7, 2013 - 2:01PM

    Its amusing to see how the indo-pak war mentality reflects in the comic naming of their weapons. Pakistan names its missiles on the historic war lord kings and so does india. Now what Ghouri or Prithvi of the past has to do with modern day India or Pakistan. Imagine Britain naming its missiles as “Richard the crusader” or “Elizabeth 2”.
    I think we should stop getting afraid from each other and get in pace with rest of the world. I bet the Ahinsa believing Gandhi ji or the secularist Mr Jinnah never wanted the two countries to relate in the manner they do nowadays. Rather Mr Jinnah vision a relationship same as USA and Canada between pak and india. But again its easier said than done.

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  • Dina
    Oct 7, 2013 - 2:02PM

    India is absolutely obsessed for nuclear, missiles and military modernization. It acts in a heedless & ruthless manner towards the problems of its people. The development of speed which we have found in defence sector cannot trace out in any other field. India is home to 42% of global hunger along with huge number of homeless people. People are experiencing ill health and non-availability of pure drinking water. It seems that government wants to satisfy the appetite with these missiles. As these developments are omen to war and bloodshed nothing else of course not the triumph.Recommend

  • Someone
    Oct 7, 2013 - 2:07PM

    @whitesky: Taimur missile is a conventional nuke carrier under development in Pakistan and will have a range of 7,000 km. These small rockets that you see in India will be dwarves in comparison.

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  • Indian
    Oct 7, 2013 - 2:15PM

    The test was done to bring the accuracy of missile to 100m best then any missile in world that the reason y missile is tracked and team is present at point of Impactas !!

    Now , for few Pakistani who don’t know about Agni -5 try do some googling

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  • drti
    Oct 7, 2013 - 2:25PM

    Mine is bigger than yours!

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  • James
    Oct 7, 2013 - 2:31PM

    @Usman:
    On every Pakistani forum ,you guys are boasting that you have better and more missiles with greater range than India.Pakistani’s also boast that you have a larger nuclear arsenal than India.Isnt your letter a contradication,that a country like India with a smaller complement of missiles and nuclear bombs is responsible for the arms race between India and Pakistan

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  • ashok sai
    Oct 7, 2013 - 2:56PM

    If a failed state like Pakistan which is only good in harboring terrorists and export terror to entire world can stock and test nuclear missiles, why not India which is many times bigger than Pakistan in GDP growth, Population, Economy,etc.

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  • Oct 7, 2013 - 2:58PM

    Taimur missile will have a range of 7000 kilometers. We’ll throw it from North Kora to target India.

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  • Gujesh
    Oct 7, 2013 - 3:18PM

    @Someone:

    India is your only enemy. Why you are developinp 7000 km. range missile ? You want to attack US ?

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  • Kartik
    Oct 7, 2013 - 3:25PM

    @anti-elitist rawalpindi:

    Just to be clear on misunderstanding:

    Unlike Pakistan, India doesnt name its weapons after warriors. Prithvi means Earth in Hindi. India’s other missile names are: Agni (fire), Akash(Sky) Sagarika(Sea), Nag(snake) etc. etc.

    Had there been the motive we wud have missiles named: Shivaji, Rana Pratap, Laxmi etc. etc.

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  • saadat
    Oct 7, 2013 - 3:55PM

    @Latif: Pakistan dont need long range missiles, cause its too small for them.

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  • saad
    Oct 7, 2013 - 3:59PM

    @kartik though your indian warlords were named as Prithiv and Akash weren’t they now?Recommend

  • Buddhist
    Oct 7, 2013 - 3:59PM

    @Kartik: India used the name ‘Smiling Buddha’ for its nuclear tests. We Buddhists are offended and demand India to change the name.

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  • Baig
    Oct 7, 2013 - 4:01PM

    This news isn’t in the Indian headlines today… but it’s news in Pak.

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  • Modi
    Oct 7, 2013 - 4:01PM

    We have now conquered Pakistan and achieved our dream of Akhand Bharat. Now we need to start building toilets so that our beloved country can become akhand toilet

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  • saad
    Oct 7, 2013 - 4:02PM

    @kartik pakistan also doesn’t name its nuclear warheads after warriors if that is your concept for india nuclear warheads because those name also mean something for e.g shaheen which mean eagle.Recommend

  • Baig
    Oct 7, 2013 - 4:05PM

    @ anti-elitist rawalpindi
    @ James

    Agree 100%.
    James,your logic is sound.

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  • Lal
    Oct 7, 2013 - 5:13PM

    At present scenario, India is in a different league.World stop comparing India with Pakistan.
    India is a large country,population, economic size and of course the threats around, it has every right to test more such weapons.

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  • Lotus
    Oct 7, 2013 - 5:15PM

    @Kamal, Brother we also have enough fire-power to wipe out our western neighboring country from world’s map. Your country will cease to exist after the D-Day you’re talking about while India as a nation will remain. So chill and be happy :-)

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  • Lotus
    Oct 7, 2013 - 5:25PM

    @ Saad, Don’t look for ghosts where none exists. Indian missiles aren’t named after warlords. Prithvi (earth), Agni(fire), Aakash (sky) etc.

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  • Lotus
    Oct 7, 2013 - 5:28PM

    @Saad, Oh really? What do Gharui, Ghazanvi, Babar missiles stand forswear? Name one Indian missile which is named after a warlord. FYI Prithvi stands for Earth.

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  • raj
    Oct 7, 2013 - 5:45PM

    @Dina: still we have a much higher purchasing power and a huge middle class which can buy off entire pakistan… more percentage of people in pakistan are under nourished than india…..we have a huge population and can finance these projects pakistan is a beggar failed state with tattered and fatta hua economy :D

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  • Hafiz
    Oct 7, 2013 - 5:46PM

    diwali dhamaka.good news for pakistan.

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  • FYI
    Oct 7, 2013 - 5:50PM

    @Someone:
    FYI, this is a short range tactical battlefield missile to wipe out entire enemy army. That is why the range is short with acute precision with fault tolerant softwares.
    There is a difference in short – medium – long range missile and their use as either Tactical or Strategic purpose.
    FYI, India has already inducted Agni 3 Missile which has a range of 3500 km, but this range can be increased to 5000 km by reducing the payload of the warhead and is capable of engaging targets deep inside neighbouring countries. The missile’s Circular error probable (CEP) is within 40 meters range, which makes it the most sophisticated and accurate ballistic missile of its range class in the world. – As per Google.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agni-III

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  • Mohan
    Oct 7, 2013 - 6:06PM

    Pakistanis don’t understand the language of peace. We have no other option now but to bring Modi. Modi will talk to you in the language you guys understand. It’s a pity that we have allowed things to come to this pass. You should hv made peace with India before Modi came. Sigh!

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  • Eric Kumar
    Oct 7, 2013 - 6:10PM

    @Kamal:
    Are you kidding Sir, Just think rationally. The size of Pakistan and its strategic depth, India needs only two atomic bombs to annihilate Pakistan. Pakistanis are quite aware of it and they are quite concern about it. Before you write anything about India please pay all IMF loans and stop begging World Bank for more Financial aid and then write about India.

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  • Azeez
    Oct 7, 2013 - 6:15PM

    @Someone: don’t do that, it will reach china and your all weather friend become all weather enemy

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  • Azeez
    Oct 7, 2013 - 6:18PM

    @Someone: north korea not yet tested 7000km range missile, so please wait for some more time.

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  • Sardar jee
    Oct 7, 2013 - 6:31PM

    @ Lotus: Your country will cease to exist after the D-Day you’re talking about while India as a nation will remain

    It really beats me how it will survive after being wiped out by nukes. Unless you mean it will remain as a wasteland, that’s a different thing of course.

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  • Eric Kumar
    Oct 7, 2013 - 6:35PM

    @Someone:
    India does not need 7000 km atomic bombs for Pakistan. It needs only 300 to 400 km bombs considering the size and strategic depth of Pakistan. what is going in Pakistan ?Your own people killing each other. I even don’t even read such news about Pakistan because it’s your daily norm. Taliban’s are your headache ,Shia Sunni’s conflict. Minorities being terrorize on daily basis, and look Karachi. Daily carnage going on that city. One does not need to write about economy, If it was not the good motives of IMF and world Bank, Pakistan will become soon part of history. Please forget about India, there is no comparison. Compare yourself with Afghanistan. Even latecomer Bangladesh is better then Pakistan.

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  • unbelievable
    Oct 7, 2013 - 7:25PM

    Seems India and Pakistan have at least one thing in common – when the civilian leaders start talking peace some bozo in the military decides to fire off a test missile. Really dumb move – really poor timing.

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  • saad
    Oct 7, 2013 - 7:30PM

    @lotus dude your warlords were named as Prithvi and others are common names in indian like askash and secondly Baber and shaheen original meaning are lion and eagle and maybe you are right you don’t name them after warlords because non of them were so great that they deserve to be named as the nuclear warheads of india.

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  • B
    Oct 7, 2013 - 7:32PM

    @Sardar jee:
    Have you ever heard of a defence shield? Yes India has it and is building more. So when you fire your dummies at us, theis shield will take them down. Do a google search on it.

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  • saad
    Oct 7, 2013 - 7:39PM

    @sardar jee hey don’t worry if india is planing to nuke us with their pathetic nuclear warheads which at some point don’t even ignite and sometimes fail to reach its intended target then pakistan will send many of its nuclear warheads to every city and village of india with love from pakistan. peace

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  • Lotus
    Oct 7, 2013 - 8:03PM

    @Sardar jee, I meant to say that we’ll make sure Pakistan does not exist anymore. India is a big country and you’ll not be able to finish it completely. By that time Pakistan will be finished to the hilt being a very tiny nation. If push comes to shove, there will no country named as Pakistan after the D-Day. And then of course we’ll build India, whatever is destroyed, again just like Japan built its cities from the stretch after being nuked, thus converting it from wasteland to greenland. Just imagine a world without a failed nation like Pakistan. :-)

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  • Talking Point
    Oct 7, 2013 - 8:13PM

    My dear fellow Indians,

    Hope this gets on the screen.

    During Diwali, many of us would have seen the big crackers being set off by those who could afford while the less privileged gather the left over crackers happily and play with it unmindful of the fact that it would not burst or light up. While India is lighting up the skies , the child next doors is gathering imported items from North Korea and trying to set it off. Let us allow this deprived child to enjoy for a while .

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  • Indian
    Oct 7, 2013 - 9:06PM

    @Sardar jee : first of all you forget Indian Anti ballistic missile system

    And most important point Enemy missile will be destroy in enemy area

    I.e it destroy the incoming missile at distance of 100km

    Now it’s up to you to think enjoy

    Since not including SLBM , and other powerful point of Indian Nuclear traid

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  • Maverick
    Oct 7, 2013 - 9:07PM

    Glorifed fire cracker.

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  • genesis
    Oct 7, 2013 - 9:09PM

    @Zaid Hamid:
    Add another zero to the range and be satisfied.

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  • Ricky
    Oct 7, 2013 - 9:13PM

    @FYI
    no need to explain man, they only understand things which are according to Taliban ideology of living which is being perfected in PAKISTAN.example polio vaccination is Jewish conspiracy lol :D

    @someone
    please use these gouris and saheens on some NGOs first, just to improve your accuracy. I am sure it will help you in long run.

    cheers :)

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  • Lotus
    Oct 7, 2013 - 9:14PM

    @Saad, This only shows that India is a peaceful, progressive country while Pakistan is a war mongering, bankrupt, failed state. You guys are real losers. I mean your economy survives on IMF loans and US aid. Still you wanna have missiles named after war lords. First pay back your loans and get your beloved country out of bankruptcy then think abt other things. :-)

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  • saad
    Oct 7, 2013 - 9:19PM

    @Lotus hahahahah dream on india and yeah big country pakistan nukes can hit any city or any tiny village of india within minutes. hahahah after D-day sorry to spoil your party but when pakistan nukes make your country wasteland you guys will need 100 years to convert that wasteland into a greeland even then you guys will face problems so enjoy :) and do imagine a world without mother of all problem india :)

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  • saad
    Oct 7, 2013 - 9:25PM

    @B hahaha you must be in your dreams hey come on wake up.India have a defense shield but you have basic defense shield and secondly pakistan nukes can easily evade your defense shields in any altitude’s so please comment when you have develop a proper a Nuclear defense shield.

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  • saad
    Oct 7, 2013 - 9:32PM

    One main important point india never gonna use its nuclear weapons nor will pakistan and secondly every one in the world know indian nuclear weapons are not the best nor they are respected in the by most of the countries for that if anyone have doubt go and watch video clip by american news channel which are making fun of indian nuclear weapons.Recommend

  • Lotus
    Oct 7, 2013 - 9:45PM

    @Saad, Try it. :-)

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  • saad
    Oct 7, 2013 - 9:55PM

    @ hahahah what a joke i can’t stop laughing yar wow. peaceful sorry to say but peaceful word doesn’t go with india might be progressive and well done for that but don’t undermine pakistan is going throw a really tough time and tough times don’t stay for long. Pakistan is war-mongering sorry but this is the biggest lie because in reality india is biggest war mongering country in south asia don’t your leaders gets vote on the basis of war with paksitan? don’t your leaders in their rally they talk about war with pakistan? and with china you guys want war with sri-lanka at some point you wanted war. hahaha well we are not bankrupt when we are then use that point and secondly pakistan is not a failed state and if u wanna check india is a failed state too in failed state index so who is a failed state now? not more then you guys are loser and as for surviving on IMF loan is because pakistan is at war and as for US aid we are fighting their war so they need to give us something in return thats how world rolls. Did india pay back its loans? you wanna talk fine then why you guys are building weapons when half of your people die of hunger they don’t even have basic food your new born babies die. Children in india have malnutrition problems and half of your population is below poverty line and they live in slums guess what they even made a movie about it so why build weapons?

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  • Kafir
    Oct 7, 2013 - 9:55PM

    Well the point to note here is that this missile was selected from a batch of production missiles. Unlike Pakistan which is firing missiles it bought from North Korea and China and every-time it conducts the so called test it is minus one in its inventory.

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  • raj
    Oct 7, 2013 - 10:15PM

    @saad: they make fun of pakistan saying its a country who watches gay and lesbian porn but at the same time bombs and makes fun of them … LOL…..

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  • Lotus
    Oct 7, 2013 - 10:15PM

    @Saad, India have no first use policy so we won’t use nukes first. But if attacked by Pakistan by nuclear weapons our response would be extremely lethal and violent which will annihilate you to the hilt. You should never forget what we did to you in 1971. If you don’t believe it then test us again. :-)

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  • Alann
    Oct 7, 2013 - 10:20PM

    Firstly, since India has carried out a mock test with its missile, Pakistan will follow soon with its own strength as it tries to emulate the big brother in everything.
    Secondly, feeding the fear of India taking over Pakistan helped the Pakistani rulers and military heads to extract money from the poor peoples’ pockets to fill their own bank accounts and also to increase their weapons stockpile at the cost of destroying Pakistan’s economy in all possible ways just to satisfy personal lust.
    Thirdly, India has never initiated a war by itself despite Pakistan’s fears all these years. Every single war was started by Pakistan wherein it suffered huge defeats. Distortion of history and facts helped Pakistani elites project India as an aggressor and further ruin their own country.
    Lastly, all Pakistanis missiles are named after tyrants who mercilessly killed anyone and everyone during their reigns. When such individuals are Pakistan’s idols, it is no surprise that today Muslims are killing Muslims (as well as the ‘infidels’) all over Pakistan.
    What will bring about peace? Trying to be “even” to India with regards to anything India does, or giving up old anti-India policies and focussing on own internal development? Anti-India sentiments are high among Pakistani public but is really India at fault for it? or is it Pakistan’s own politicians who have taken the wrong path of trying to steal Kashmir from India and self-destructing their own country in the process with the uncontrolled rise of extremism? At some point Pakistanis themselves are going to be fedup with Pakistan’s policy of 1-upping India in everything. But sooner it happens, the better it will be, for normal Pakistanis as well as for Indians (who are still sensitive to the smallest of terrorist attack on their land unlike Pakistanis who have given up hope to large extent).
    India talks to ‘taking tough stances’ whenever something goes wrong on LoC or elsewhere within Indian borders where there are suspicions of Pakistanis militants being involved but never talks of war directly. Moreover Indians dont hate the average Pakistani, but they do have immense distrust (and not surprisingly, hatred too) for the Pakistani establishment who has forever kept denying everything so far & now tries to find sympathy by saying “Pakistan itself is a victim of terrorism” now that its strategic assets have started to backfire itself.
    Pakistanis get “enraged” when such articles are published & try to make themselves feel superior/good by talking about “other problems” in India. But the real question is, why should/do Pakistan compares itself to India in every field, whatever India does? Wouldn’t it be better to leave the “poor” Indians to their own destiny and not care for a thing happening in India? But then it will mean trying to stop cross-border infiltration aswell, and Pakistan can’t afford to lose its strategic assets as it is still madly in love with Kashmir even if it meant destroying the future of its own people.

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  • Maula Jatt
    Oct 7, 2013 - 11:13PM

    @ Mohan, Lotus, sardar jee: I can’t believe you guys are such extremists to be actually relishing and supporting nuclear war and destruction. Are you Indians mad? No wonder Modi the killer of Muslims got so popular in India. Just wait when the world sees your fanaticism, you will be slapped with sanctions from all Muslim nations, Western powers, and Asian nations. India can’t attack Pakistan without provoking the Muslim world. Without oil or power, your sick dreams of nuclear war will dry up just as soon.

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  • AK
    Oct 7, 2013 - 11:18PM

    @anti-elitist rawalpindi:
    Prithvi means Earth just as Agni is named on fire. Akash means sky. Do you get the gist.\?

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  • Mobin
    Oct 7, 2013 - 11:28PM

    @Someone:
    India has ICMB’s having a range of more than 5000 KMS. This test was to check the reliabilityas it was randomly checked out of a lot of 850 such missiles.

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  • Someone
    Oct 8, 2013 - 12:10AM

    @ Alann

    Voice of reason.

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  • Indi
    Oct 8, 2013 - 12:12AM

    @ Saad
    @ Lotus

    You sound blood thirsty.
    Haven’t you both had enough ?
    Maybe you two should meet near wagah border and have a boxing match to cool off.
    Winner will get a trophy full of laddoos & samosas .
    Cool it ,my brothers.Recommend

  • Anand
    Oct 8, 2013 - 12:12AM

    @Someone

    You’re so modest! You’re not ‘someone’, you’re the ‘only one’!

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  • Oct 8, 2013 - 2:05AM

    @MAyOr: Indian war madness!! Two weeks before, your own army infiltrated into Kashmir and is fighting with Indian forces there…apparently it is not India who is war mongering.

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  • R. Subramanian
    Oct 8, 2013 - 2:17AM

    India has missile defense system that is specifically designed for Pakistan and Chinese missile attacks. So Pakistan missiles are useless against India. Its useless for Pakistan to fight against India, so instead of trying to fight with India, why can’t Pakistan try to cooperate with India on economy and other positive things. It will bring benefits for Pakistan (not for India)

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  • Observer
    Oct 8, 2013 - 3:55AM

    @Usman:

    “India military buildup is the real nuclear threat that is festering in South Asia, especially Pakistan.”

    It is funny to see Pakistanis conflating any perceived threat to Pakistan with the whole of “South Asia”. Do you see any other South Asian country including Bangladesh complaining or competing with India on the military front? Isn’t time for Pakistanis to stop projecting its imagined security threat to the whole of South Asia?

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  • Indian
    Oct 8, 2013 - 6:34AM

    @saad: Hello arm chair general greetings from India. None of your nuclear warheads are going to take off from Pakistan. You even don’t get a split of second to think of pressing the nuclear button. More over India’s defence budget is 10 times higher than Pakistan’s, so don’t be a fool to underestimate India’s strength. Have you heard of FOAB ? It is specially made for you. One more thing, You can’t reach beyond Rajasthan desert with your low quality Chinese missiles. Even our kids use better missiles during Deewali.

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  • Javelin
    Oct 8, 2013 - 8:13AM

    @saad:
    “pakistan nukes can hit any city or any tiny village of india within minutes..”
    The moment this happens, Pakistan will become a parking lot. There will be no one left in Pakistan to rejoice. This is assuming of course that your Chinese made missiles painted green will reach its target destination. India will still survive and prosper for it will not have to deal with the fanatic hatred of Pakistan anymore.

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  • Indian
    Oct 8, 2013 - 9:59AM

    @Alann: Gr8 answer alann, But Pakistanis will never learn. Because they can never compete with India in any field.

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  • Pankaj
    Oct 8, 2013 - 11:32AM

    I am sure pakistan will follow the suit and testa missile named after some tyrant maybe taimur or halaku or genghis this time.
    I am surprised why doesn’t pakistan does the same when india launches a satelite or builds a dam or builds an university. All you have at that time is a failed attempt to prove that india can not do it and criticise.
    And those who talk about poors in india must know that indian poors now have minimum wage guaranttee and food security, very few developing countries in world have that.

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  • Daddy
    Oct 8, 2013 - 11:55AM

    @Someone:
    hahaha..You should go to school rather than wasting time here.
    India successfully test fired Agni 5(Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile) in 2012 which has a range between 5500km-5800km. Agni 5 can reach Europe in the west and Beijing in the east.
    The launch marked the moment India joined an “Elite Nuclear Club” that only includes USA, Russia, China, France and the UK. All possessing ICBM’s.
    Your Pakistan is not even in the league,but off course you have your own league which includes world’s top ten Failed States.LMAO

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  • Sachin
    Oct 8, 2013 - 12:06PM

    @anti-elitist rawalpindi:
    please be informed, Prithvi is not named after any war lord. These weapons are named after nature’s ecosystem like Prithvi (Earth), Agni (Fire), Akash (Sky) so dont get excited with your incomplete knowledge.

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  • Sachin
    Oct 8, 2013 - 12:10PM

    @Zaid Hamid:
    I am a great fan of your comedy sir. Please keep on making fool with your lies to innocent people and keep on spreading hatred… :)
    You are such a national hero… :P

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  • Gurion
    Oct 8, 2013 - 2:28PM

    This is about the time of the year when Pakistanis are suddenly worried about South East Asian stability, public toilets in India and such important issues.

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  • chai
    Oct 8, 2013 - 3:00PM

    Dear all defense experts..The missiles are for deterrence and not offense. Today the real war is fought at economy front. This missile is aimed to high maneuverability, precision and flexibility.
    In real war what matters is the maneuverability, speed and precision of the missile and not the range. Also these missiles are not targeted for Pak, they are targeted for China.
    We in India are more concerned of China than Pak. China is huge in terms of tech, economy and soft power. India needs to compete with them on all fronts.

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  • chai
    Oct 8, 2013 - 3:03PM

    Also one more thing.. You can’t just launch nuclear missiles , there are doctrines which both nations are aware of and then there are intelligence agencies providing alerts of nuclear usage and then there is big brother US and UN monitoring the situation.

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  • Someone
    Oct 8, 2013 - 3:54PM

    The comments here and talks of annihilation by Indian trolls are really dumb and speak volumes of the level of intellectual capacity that one can fall too by driving too many taxis, listening to Modi and Shiv Sena, and attending IT calls all day. Japan is a small country and was nuclear bombed and was not annihilated. A nuclear bomb kills a million or so, you can’t wipe out 200 million people at once unless you’re watching Bollywood fiction.

    India’s nuclear arsenal isn’t expanding at a rate as fast as Pakistan’s anyway and the shields are practically useless in the event of nuclear war. There are only so many missiles you can down before another rain of long-range nuclear missiles comes your way. The shield is not a guarantee of protection. In the event of nuclear war, most Indian major cities would be wiped out and India would be left like a wasteland.

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  • Asif
    Oct 8, 2013 - 3:57PM

    @Eric Kumar: Indian poverty levels are so low that even Afghanistan looks like a developed country when you visit the slums of India. I have been to India and I am saying this from personal experience. Instead of comparing yourself with Pakistan, where the poverty situation hasn’t reached the level of India, Indians should compare themselves with Afghans. Eve latecomers Bangladesh are doing better.

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  • India
    Oct 8, 2013 - 5:58PM

    @Asif: Thanks brother. You have not mentioned which places you visited in India. In truth, You have no idea about India. Have you ever been to South India or you visited only the slums of Mumbai ? For your kind information, as per the latest reports India,s poverty has declined to 22% mean while Pakistan’s poverty has increased to 40%. It is better to be compared with Bangladesh or Afghanistan than your great country Pakistan.

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  • HAHA
    Oct 8, 2013 - 6:00PM

    This explain the widespread poverty, regular rapes, false accusation, huge sanitary problem in India.

    Indian primitive mentality “We are capable of building missiles but not toilets”

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  • India
    Oct 8, 2013 - 6:08PM

    @Someone: India have at least 100 major cities and never think you will get the chance to send down the second nuclear missile, Your first missile itself will be destroyed by our technologically advanced defence systems and there will be no second chance for Pakistan. Also the world will be against you if you try to strike India with nuclear missiles because India is world’s biggest democracy and darling of the west. You have got only China with you where as India has Russia, US, UK, South Africa, Japan, Israel etc on her side.

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  • Mohammed Yusuf
    Oct 8, 2013 - 6:34PM

    @Anglo:
    Missiles bought from the shelves from North Korea in exchange of nuclear knowhow do not require any tests as they are ready-made. India is developing its missiles on its own and has to regularly test them to achieve accuracy and check other parameters.

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  • Eric Kumar
    Oct 8, 2013 - 7:10PM

    @Asif: Please, Sir prove me with statics. No doubt there are slums are in India. but India GDP is almost 10 times more then Pakistan. Its foreign exchange is almost $300 billion as compare to Pakistan’s $15 billion or even less. India’s economy though slowed down but now one of the worlds leading. Bollywood movies one could see big metros in regularly, Now it’s being shown in small cities in regular theaters here in US where I live. India’s railways, airline, bus systems are in much better shape then Pakistan. Daily life in India is much better secure then in your country. Daily terror attacks is norm of Pakistan. Where as India is much safer. Indeed your people who live America when asked, when did last visited Pakistan, Their reply what for ? We rather visit India. History is there to tell since Pakistan is in existence , there is nothing but mayhem and terror. Thanks to foreign aid Pakistan is there. How long you will have distinction of being international beggar , Sir, Please answer me.

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  • saad
    Oct 8, 2013 - 7:49PM

    @india yes we know india has at least 100 major cities don’t you wonder why we are building more and more nuclear warhead pakistan nuclear stockpile estimate is around 100 to 120. so each nuclear warhead is for one major city of india. hahahah your defense shield is merely a show piece in reality it won’t work against pakistan nuclear warheads because pak nukes can easily evade your pathetic so called advanced nuclear defense shield. hahaha no second chance for pakistan yeah you are right because pakistan doesn’t need second chance pakistan will make india a wasteland in the first go. hahah biggest democracy is a joke and darling ohhh so thats why west make fun of you indian nice. china who is the second after USA strongest country in the world is on our side and don’t forget all of the muslims world and india former master on their side hmmm weird :)

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  • Mohammed Yusuf
    Oct 8, 2013 - 9:14PM

    @saad:
    Please with your super-advanced nuclear technology and military might, stop the daily drone attacks that have killed hundreds of your people. We in India all know that Pakistan is more advanced than the Martians and use flying saucers to travel. They don’t require oil, gas or energy as Pakistan scientists have developed a secret technology to separate liquid hydrogen from water. Remember H2O CAR? It is very cheap as each water molecule has two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. So when Pakistanis talk about “atomic mulluk (nation)” they talk about this two atoms of hydrogen which they have separated from a water molecule. You guys deserve all the Nobel prizes!
    There is a saying: “Never argue with an idiot, he will stoop you down to his level and beat you with experience”.
    Do you at least believe that the Earth goes round the Sun and that 93,000 Pakistani forces under the command of Gen Niazi surrendered to India in 1971!
    Wake up from you hallucination and stop smoking whatever weed that you have stuffed in your chillum!

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  • Someone
    Oct 8, 2013 - 9:46PM

    @Eric Kumar: Their reply what for ? We rather visit India

    That is your own concocted nonsense of course, I wonder where you met such self-proclaimed Pakistanis. although it doesn’t really matter, because I have met several real indians from places like Kashmir and Punjab (khalistan supporters) and they have told me they wished they were Pakistanis. I know a Sikh man here in UK who’s father was a Khalistan activist and had lived for some years in Lahore (he spent other years of his life in exile in Canada & USA). He reportedly also attained Pakistani citizenship.

    Anyway, back to the topic, @India, missile defense systems are not 100% reliable, there are only a few missiles you can stop. You can’t stop all missiles, accuracy is never 100% foolproof. In the event of nuclear war, much of India can be annihilated. You can’t even stop 12 men from causing mayhem in your Mumbai hotels or a few dozen men from taking your whole Kashmir hostage and here you talk of preventing barrages upon barrages of nuclear missiles all raining into your direction.

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  • Asif
    Oct 8, 2013 - 9:51PM

    @Indian: I have been to North, South and Central India. My wife is Indian who is from Bandra, Mumbai. Many Pakistani males in my family including brothers and male cousins are married to Indian women. The reality is that most Indians are poor people living in impoverished conditions who struggle to make ends meet. Rather than waging war on Pakistanis, the political leadership of India must engage its citizens and work to improve the living standards of its population. Cheerio

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  • Someone
    Oct 8, 2013 - 9:53PM

    @India: India have at least 100 major cities and never think you will get the chance to send down the second nuclear missile

    Most of those so-called cities are impoverished villages with no chance of self-defence in a conventional war, let alone nuclear wall.

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  • Alann
    Oct 8, 2013 - 10:09PM

    @saad: “yes we know india has at least 100 major cities don’t you wonder why we are building more and more nuclear warhead pakistan nuclear stockpile estimate is around 100 to 120. so each nuclear warhead is for one major city of india.”

    Pakistan, on one hand, is on the process of self-destruction due to rising extremism & incompetent leaders, and on other hand, it is the fastest nuclear weapons producing country in the world. Instead of those weapons ever getting used on India, there is a higher chance of talibanis getting hold of them to cause mass destruction in Pakistan itself.
    Secondly, you have slightly misunderstood or are misinformed. Most of the nuclear weapons produced by Pakistan are of ‘tactical’ type. They do not cause destruction on a larger scale and are used on a battlefield to quickly stop/kill/prevent advancing enemy soldiers. Using/having large number of tactical nuclear weapons will not destroy whole of India in any way. At the most, they will do damage over maybe 5% of the country, if used in large numbers. Pakistan’s stockpile of ‘strategic’ nuclear weapons is not that big (and not reliably tested either on missiles, as per couple detailed articles). Also based on given data on those reports, it is assumed it will take Pakistan atleast 25 strategic nuclear bombs to cause major damage to Indian economy to put it on a backfoot, whereas 10 such bombs from Indian side would be enough to totally destroy Pakistan.
    Also, Pakistan has ‘proudly’ declared its test results and the ‘potential’ of its nuclear bombs to the whole world. As per that data, Pakistan’s nuclear weapons have yield of between 15 to 25 kilotons, similar to the ones thrown on Hiroshima & Nagasaki by the US long time ago. Based on the Japanese ‘count’, it could be assumed such bombs have the potential of killing 80,000-1,00,000 people per bomb. It is a big number but compared to a population of 1.2 billion, its not that big. India on the other hand, hasn’t disclosed anything about capacity of its nuclear weapons and stockpile. And so you can only rely on rumours regarding Indian nuclear weapons and make jokes on how “terribly bad” they are.
    Lets not discuss who will cause how much damage to which country using nuclear weapons.
    Pakistan had nuclear weapons during Kargil. It could not prevent embrassment for the Pakistani establishment when Nawaz had to run to US and declare a unilateral ceasefire when Indian Army started retaliating and taking back its territory.

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  • Tony
    Oct 8, 2013 - 10:15PM

    @saad:
    LMAO…No wonder why the whole world laughs at these brain dead Pakistanis. India just need 10 nukes to wipe out your failed state Pakistan off the face of mankind…lol We are just waiting for the moment when Pakistan will launch its first nuclear bomb and we will not leave even a single inch of Pakistan. Forget wasteland, we will make Pakistan a Zombieland..lol. Don’t forget India can survive a nuclear war but Pakistan can’t. B/w It might interest you to know that, the region where Pakistan is today was used to be ruled by Maharaja Ranjit Singh up until the arrival of British. And isn’t it correct that Arabs call you Pakistanis as Converts.hehehe:D

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  • Hulk
    Oct 8, 2013 - 10:41PM

    @Asif:
    hahaha..Funniest comment so far..10th failed state bankrupt Pakistan following a death cult with a begging bowl in hand dares to compare itself with India. India which is the 10th strongest economy in the world, 3rd strongest by PPP (Parity Purchase Power), a member of G16, member of BRICS alliance.(Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and so on. I have been to both Pakistan and Bhutan and honestly, the whole of Pakistan is way poor and backward that the tiniest village of Bhutan.LOL Recently Pakistan and Somalia shared the last last in Passport rankings….hahahahaha
    P.S Pakistan should try competing with Somalia, but then there also you will lose..ROFLMAO

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  • saad
    Oct 8, 2013 - 10:50PM

    @Tony actually its other way around tony hahhaahah i have been to many places believe me world laughs on india and make fun of them and secondly hahahhah failed state lol india is also a fail state why don’t you go and check fail state index. hahahahah before launching your nuclear warhead india will be a wasteland/zombieland single inch ohhh scared hahahah lmao don’t worry tony pakistan will make sure our nuclear warheads reach every nook of india. hahahah yeah india can survive a nuclear war in dreams and in fictions hahah tony look at japan their cities still are suffering from nuclear disaster every baby born there is a deform one. thats what gonna happen to your country if india pursed its nuclear war plans. and i agree with @alnn lets not discuss who gonna nuke one other. and FYI before Maharaja Mughuls used to rule india ring a bell before that afghans before that arabs.

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  • Kumar
    Oct 8, 2013 - 11:17PM

    @Asif:
    This this weird, your family is so much similar to mine. My brother is married to a Pakistani lady who hails from Sukkur, Sindh and my cousin is married to my Pakistani bhabhi’s sister who is also from Sukkur. Both of my uncles are married to Pakistani ladies. One Aunt is from Mardan,KP and other is from Kasur, Pakistan. In fact, I’ve seen many Indians in US getting married to Pakistani ladies. Since most Pakistani males are jobless, poor and often tagged as Terrorists in US. Also, my Pakistani aunty from Mardan once told me that, Pakistan is like a Pandemonium and Pakistanis will do anything to get out of Pakistan or to change their identity.SAD.
    Factually, Pakistan should do something for the welfare of its illiterate, poor and begging masses rather than being the ‘Epicenter of Terrorism’.

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  • Babble
    Oct 9, 2013 - 1:34AM

    @saad:
    You write: “@Tony actually its other way around tony hahhaahah i have been to many places believe me world laughs on india and make fun of them”. Does Islam allow people to lie?

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  • Proletarian
    Oct 9, 2013 - 12:11PM

    Pakistan only survives because the West and China practice socialism towards it.

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  • Indian
    Oct 9, 2013 - 7:07PM

    @Someone: Improvised Villages ? you are so funny man! Actually Indian cities are exploding to big mega cities every day. Our Air Forces and Army have enough capabilities to protect each and every city of India. Jaihind.

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  • Indian
    Oct 9, 2013 - 7:13PM

    @Asif: The reality is that most Indians are poor people living in impoverished conditions who struggle to make ends meet. Rather than waging war on Pakistanis, the political leadership of India must engage its citizens and work to improve the living standards of its population

    Good joke maan, Pakistan economy can’t survive more than 15 days if a full fledged war breaks out with India. But Indian economy is capable of lasting 45 days in such situation. This is not my opinion, but by a famous economist from US.

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