Pakistan successfully tests first indigenous armed drone: ISPR

Published: March 13, 2015
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RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has successfully test fired an indigenously-developed armed drone Burraq and its laser guided missile Barq, the ISPR announced on Friday.

According to DG ISPR Asim Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif witnessed the test fire, which has impressive accuracy and multiplies capability against terrorists.

The army chief commended the engineers and scientists involved in the development and for their untiring efforts to acquire state-of-the-art technology.

According to Bajwa, General Raheel termed it “a great national achievement”, and added that it would add to the country’s existing anti-terror campaign.

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  • Wijdan
    Mar 13, 2015 - 6:34PM

    Thanks to our scientists and engineers, its a proud moment for Pakistan and entire nation. Recommend

  • Shahid
    Mar 13, 2015 - 6:38PM

    Incredible! Pakistan has shown maturity in its policy making and efforts to strengthen the defense. International community now should realize, they cannot ignore Pakistan and integrity of Pakistan should be respected. Pakistani nation has potential and they are the ones to stand among the brightest.Recommend

  • Shah
    Mar 13, 2015 - 6:41PM

    Excellent News Pakistan ZindabadRecommend

  • Optimist
    Mar 13, 2015 - 6:42PM

    Congratulations! We’ll done team Paksitan!Recommend

  • Haider
    Mar 13, 2015 - 6:42PM

    ALLAH O AKBAR… Proud to be a Pakistani and proud to have the best army in whole world. Pak army Zindabad. Pakistan zindabadRecommend

  • raider
    Mar 13, 2015 - 6:51PM

    Pakistani are in high files of intelligent ranking but enduring sense of deprivation and lacking resources due to mismanagement on the part of leadership, separate religion from state and politics from institution Pakistan is likely to emerge as tigerRecommend

  • just_someone
    Mar 13, 2015 - 7:03PM

    …and start the Indian trolling!Recommend

  • Raisani
    Mar 13, 2015 - 7:11PM

    Self-Explanatory!
    Pakistan Zindabad.Recommend

  • Moaz
    Mar 13, 2015 - 7:42PM

    Pakistan ZindabadRecommend

  • zara
    Mar 13, 2015 - 7:46PM

    @raider:
    Yup masha Allah our ppl are intelligent but resources not rightly tapped. But by intelligent i am not comparing with ppl worldover. I am not a braggart so idont know. But we have fertile minds, masha Allah. See some pakistanis here sound so awesome.
    May bhi unkay jaisa banna chaatee hoon. Omg you are sucha walking dictionary raider.Recommend

  • khan
    Mar 13, 2015 - 8:18PM

    Allahu akbar. Pakistan zindabadRecommend

  • syed
    Mar 13, 2015 - 8:30PM

    Thrilled to hear this news ..
    Supereb work by our armed forces
    Pakistan zindabad Recommend

  • Latif Raja
    Mar 13, 2015 - 8:36PM

    Buraq is big invention of our Scientists, Engineers and Technicions for Pakistan. Pakistan Army and its all Departments/ Wings are pride of Nation. Allah may gifted bright future to Pakistan.Recommend

  • S.R.H. Hashmi
    Mar 13, 2015 - 8:40PM

    Due to the high levels of militancy prevailing in Pakistan, there is no country on earth that needed armed drones more than Pakistan did. As such, it is a great relief that Pakistan has developed, and successfully tested its owned armed drone. This development as well as the great advancement in missile and nuclear technology make Pakistanis proud of their army engineers who have made it all possible within the limited resources they have at their disposal. I remember the good old days when I, with thousands others, used to stand for hours on Mall Road, Lahore in hot summer weather, to watch Independence Day (August 14) military parade.

    But while making these great technical achievements, Pakistan army should also take great care to ensure that it acts, and is seen to act as a humane, and not a power-drunk, revengeful army. The raid on Nine-Zero by army-officered Sindh Rangers, their treatment of the people at site – one innocent, bright young man shot dead – and subsequent conduct with the people apprehended – taking Amir Khan blindfolded, handcuffed and chained while not yet even proved guilty – leaves a lot to desire and unqualified support and applause extended to the display by the higher ups makes it worse. Sometimes one has to do unpleasant jobs and use of force also becomes necessary, but the temptation and tendency to go overboard must be avoided in the interest of decency, justice and fair play.

    Karachi Recommend

  • Masood Ahmed
    Mar 13, 2015 - 8:43PM

    Asslam-o-Alaikum:- I congratulate to all Pakistani nation ,especially Pakistan Army and its team who did the job.It is a big achievement Recommend

  • S.M.SHAH
    Mar 13, 2015 - 9:20PM

    Undoubtedly, endless and tireless efforts of our great engineers and scientists prove that in spite of the facing such hardships they completed their commitments with nation that DREAMS OF OUR OWN PAKISTANI DRONES. We proud of them with more expectations. We all are entirely on their disposal for any rainy time. We all are physically and financially with them.Recommend

  • Mian
    Mar 13, 2015 - 9:21PM

    “Aaj Dil khush hu giya” Well done our scientists and engineers. Long live Pakistan and Pak Army.Recommend

  • safir khan Gandapur
    Mar 13, 2015 - 10:29PM

    A good strategy by the talented most nation to acquire indigenous drone technology to encounter not only foreign domination but to provide self respect and self confidence to the whole nation. Pakistan Zindabad…..! Recommend

  • Himanshu
    Mar 13, 2015 - 11:02PM

    It’s genuinely great news for youth who are engaged in Nation building. Proud moment for the people of PakistaN.Recommend

  • furqan
    Mar 13, 2015 - 11:27PM

    Congratz to Pak army and nation on this success,May ALLAH give enough ability and strength to this weapon so that it could culminate terrorism from our land,ameenRecommend

  • abc
    Mar 13, 2015 - 11:45PM

    Pakistan should now increase drone surveillance at its borders and save the flying hours of its routine jets. Recommend

  • abc
    Mar 13, 2015 - 11:47PM

    The drone must be redesigned and engineered with advance avionics and design modifications to meet durability. Recommend

  • shabibraza
    Mar 13, 2015 - 11:48PM

    thanks god for not reading any political or criticized post on this achievement…
    Pakistan Zindabad
    Pak Fauj Paidabad.Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Mar 14, 2015 - 12:01AM

    Second try
    Evidently telling people that this is a modified copy of the Rutan Model 61 Long-EZ kit airplane doesn’t pass the ET Moderators!Recommend

  • Usama Humayun
    Mar 14, 2015 - 12:48AM

    @syed: agree with you… effort by our scientist and engineerRecommend

  • hobo
    Mar 14, 2015 - 1:16AM

    Now with US technology shown to the world that it was built by Pakistanis, we can bomb oir own people and not blame US for thatRecommend

  • IndianDude
    Mar 14, 2015 - 1:44AM

    ..Pakistan successfully tests first indigenous armed drone: ISPR..
    Is the drone called ‘LeT’ by any chance?Recommend

  • ajeet
    Mar 14, 2015 - 2:24AM

    Just saw this on alibaba.Recommend

  • kulwant singh
    Mar 14, 2015 - 5:10AM

    @raider: Congratulations. Yes you are right the religion has nothing to do with the politics and Govt and must be separated. Recommend

  • Paindoo
    Mar 14, 2015 - 5:12AM

    I don’t like the name Burraq. At least have a name that will create fear in the minds of the terrorists. How about Pharoo or Waroo or Dashkara?Recommend

  • Cem Yilmaz
    Mar 14, 2015 - 5:45AM

    Congratulations Pakistan!Recommend

  • Anil Kumar
    Mar 14, 2015 - 7:17AM

    Congratulations PakistanRecommend

  • zara
    Mar 14, 2015 - 7:54AM

    @ajeet:
    Who visits crap sites like alibaba. You shop from there? Oh well…
    Try amazon if it fits your pocket.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Mar 14, 2015 - 9:04AM

    even though I am American citizen but I’m originally from Pakistan. the news of this development brought tears to my eyes. I’m so proud of you guys from the Army. there are no words to congratulate you. Pakistan has a lot talented people and all they need is a direction which is being provided by General Raheel. may God bless him and keep alive foreverRecommend

  • Parvez
    Mar 14, 2015 - 9:08AM

    Hashmi please do not support the crooked people in Pakistan. we cannot make any progress unless we punish the criminals. denver heart for coming it was found in the premises of 90 and nobody can deny that. I hope the army will go after them and get rid of the crooked mafia people once and for all. it is not a political issue but it is mandatory for the safety of PakistanRecommend

  • Mar 14, 2015 - 9:43AM

    @IndianDude:
    @ajeet:
    You guys need Burnol..Recommend

  • Santosh
    Mar 14, 2015 - 10:06AM

    @Zara:
    Ought to go to Alibaba for the Chinese vendors.. cant help it :) ..Recommend

  • zara
    Mar 14, 2015 - 11:08AM

    @Asad:
    I dont know if they can afford it.Recommend

  • Ayaz Hussain Soomro
    Mar 14, 2015 - 11:25AM

    Marvelous achievement, we salute to our Pak Army & scientists. May Almighty Allah give more n more success to our security institutions. Aaameeeen.Recommend

  • SW Eng
    Mar 14, 2015 - 4:23PM

    Great achievement by Engineering wing. I can’t imagine the countless hours of effort and dedication that would have gone into this project. Congratulations to those developers, testers and leads who have put their efforts on the line & to those who funded the project and believed in it so much to turn it into a success.

    This will hopefully open a new chapter in our military’s strategy. Allah ho Akbar!Recommend

  • TrollsBeware
    Mar 14, 2015 - 4:45PM

    Dear Indian Trolls, try to hide your inferiority complex, I know 1000 years are too much but still keep at it!

    @IndianDude
    no, we are calling it the avenger. To avenge the slaughter of Muslims in Gujrat by the CM at that time, who has now been elected as your prime minister! The only terrorist prime minister I know..Recommend

  • devindersingh
    Mar 14, 2015 - 6:26PM

    Congratulation to my pakistani brothersRecommend

  • Tony Singh
    Mar 15, 2015 - 5:31PM

    @TrollsBeware:
    “no, we are calling it the avenger. To avenge the slaughter of Muslims in Gujrat by the CM at that time, who has now been elected as your prime minister! The only terrorist prime minister I know..”

    Have guts? Walk the talk!Recommend

  • Raja Porus
    Mar 15, 2015 - 10:29PM

    This is a clear message to all our enemies, in the East as well as in the West, Pakistan is not to be messed with. Whether it is Israel, TTP, or India, you should be afraid and live in constant fear of Burraq, because it is a gift from the Heavens, for the defence of the motherland. Pakistan Zindabad, Pak Fauj Zindabad!Recommend

  • kulwant singh
    Mar 16, 2015 - 7:00AM

    @Raja Porus: Yes fear because every one fears an insane may God give you more such gifts because we do not need such gifts we pray for good education for our childern.Recommend

  • Khalid Jamil
    Mar 16, 2015 - 4:54PM

    ALLAH HO AKBAR… It’s a GREAT achievement & I must say that Pakistan should keep increasing its power as not only across its boarders but also in Baluchistan, KPK, FATA & now in Karachi these drones would be beneficial.Recommend

  • syed khairuddin agha
    May 12, 2015 - 12:31PM

    Pakistan is only because of its Army.
    Pak Army zindabad Pakistan paindabad.Recommend

  • Imran ali
    Jul 27, 2015 - 11:42PM

    Its proud of islamic worldRecommend

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