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Test launch of Shaheen-III ballistic missile successful: ISPR

Updated Mar 09, 2015 09:04pm
Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat displayed confidence over the Strategic Command and Control System and the Strategic Forces’ capability to safeguard security of Pakistan against aggression ─ DawnNews screengrab
Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat displayed confidence over the Strategic Command and Control System and the Strategic Forces’ capability to safeguard security of Pakistan against aggression ─ DawnNews screengrab

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today conducted a successful test launch of the Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2,750 km.

A statement from Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the test launch was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapons system at its maximum range.

Late last year, Shaheen-I and Shaheen-II missiles were test-fired. The Shaheen-II test missile was found capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads up to a range of 1500 km.

The launch was witnessed by senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division, strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations. The impact point of the launch was the Arabian Sea.

Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, while congratulating the scientists and engineers on achieving yet another milestone of historic significance, termed it a major step towards strengthening Pakistan's deterrence capability.

He appreciated the technical prowess, dedication and commitment of scientists who contributed towards making the launch a success.

He displayed confidence over the Strategic Command and Control System and the Strategic Forces’ capability to safeguard security of Pakistan against any aggression.

Pakistan has the world’s fastest growing nuclear programme capable of weaponising up to 200 nuclear devices by the year 2020, a US-based think tank said in a recently released report.

“ believed to have enough fissile material to produce between 110 and 120 nuclear warheads,” says the report Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age Council released by the influential Council on Foreign Relations.

“By 2020, Pakistan could have a fissile material stockpile sufficient to produce more than 200 nuclear weapons.”

The successful test launch and achievement of the range milestone has also been warmly appreciated by the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan who also congratulated the scientists and engineers on their outstanding achievement.

Read more: Pakistan supersedes India but still ranks near bottom of n-safety index

A United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution on working towards a nuclear-weapon-free-world on Dec 3, 2014 called on Pakistan, India and Israel to voluntarily drop their nuclear weapons.

A resolution was passed to achieve a nuclear weapon-free world and the three nations were called upon to comply with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) unconditionally as non-nuclear-weapon states.

The resolution also asked Pakistan, India and Israel to keep their nuclear facilities under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards, meaning they must also give up their ability to manufacture nuclear weapons.

The United States joined India in voting against this part of the resolution and Pakistan and Israel also voted against this provision. Meanwhile, France, Britain and Bhutan abstained from voting.

The resolution, however, was symbolic in nature and not binding under the UN Charter.

Read more: Terrorist attack in India may lead to nuclear war: US experts

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Comments (196) Closed

Mar 09, 2015 02:39pm

Congrats Pakistan, for a befitting response to our enemies, even those beyond the obvious !

Awais Ali
Mar 09, 2015 02:39pm

Since Indian are both China and Pakistan specific so they need long range missiles to reach out north east corner of China. And Pakistan is only India specific so they need to remain in this range which can reach out in every corner of India and should make more and more sophisticated and advance missiles in this range. Good strategy by Pak. Anyways this topic is very good for Indians to perform in this comment box today. Dawn would be busy today.

Farrukh Kiani
Mar 09, 2015 02:44pm

Now our neighbors in retaliation will come up with Agni modified version.

Mar 09, 2015 02:44pm


Been there done that, ages ago.

Dwaraka Nath
Mar 09, 2015 02:49pm

great going !conduct more war head missiles and procure more weapons ,it will eradicate poverty and polio !

Mar 09, 2015 02:49pm

this is an additional security measure to ensure the security of the mainland of Pakistan from external threat, specially india

Honey Singh
Mar 09, 2015 02:50pm

Oops we didn't tested any missile yesterday then why pakistan testfired its own .................

Mar 09, 2015 02:51pm

Congrats to our Nation. Now, being a responsible nation, let us concentrate to win the hearts of ....... well, everybdoy

irfan farooqui
Mar 09, 2015 02:54pm

Pakistan zindabad.......

Mar 09, 2015 02:54pm

Wonder why these so called "deterrent tests" are always successful! Even Russia and US had many failed test before they could build reliable missile defense systems. Or are we talking about Chinese and North Korea imports.

Mar 09, 2015 02:55pm

Good job , When many countries who claim to peaceful doing biggest deals of arms in history Pakistani should maintain its enough level of security.

For Trolls from neighbors: Darling kindly start throwing all iron rods in arabain sea

Mar 09, 2015 02:55pm

Collective suicide by both the per the aspirations of the west. Divide and rule.

Ahmed USA
Mar 09, 2015 02:57pm


An old guy
Mar 09, 2015 02:57pm

2750km range basicaly means it will now cover Israel! Covering entire India only means needing around a range of 2200Km. So I am curious. Who is this missile intended for, and why?

Mar 09, 2015 03:00pm

Congratulations Pakistan! Way to go...

Mar 09, 2015 03:07pm

@Rajni ' Been there done that, ages ago' and it still does not

Mar 09, 2015 03:08pm

So people criticize the government for starting public Wifi schemes when a poor person "has no job or clean water". But when a ballistic missile is tested, no one has to say anything like that but it's all praise.

Double-standard with regards to criticism of civilian and military leadership is very obvious among the masses. I doubt if even my comment will make it to the page.

Mar 09, 2015 03:09pm

@Honey Singh because, it wanted to say 'hello' to indians in indian Bengal and Indians in Tamil Nadu

Mar 09, 2015 03:11pm

@Honey Singh Well said Singh, even I was wondering the same :)

Mar 09, 2015 03:11pm

@Rajni yep, now time to build toilets & get your 70% living in slums out of below poverty line.

Mar 09, 2015 03:11pm

External aggression? Who wants to invade Pakistan? India? Until Pakistan does not make aggressive moves, which it did before, India has no interest, whatsoever.

Mar 09, 2015 03:13pm

@Honey Singh And i thought that honey is sweet.

Mar 09, 2015 03:13pm

Reach 2750 km, now wait for Indians posting & showing their real faces.

Manjeet kocchar
Mar 09, 2015 03:15pm

why you went thru this trouble all again. wasn't this already tested by the Chinese before delivery albeit under different name?

Mar 09, 2015 03:17pm

Well done well done & well done.

All are stolen technologies, supplied by Chinese, which are duplicated or North Korean blue prints. Then cheering for what....???

Mar 09, 2015 03:21pm


Make it operational first. YAWN.

Mar 09, 2015 03:24pm

tch tch tch....look at all indians they just came and starting commenting there useless thoughts...guys get over it i know you will never over your obsession and will remain this way forever....Its an example that your enemy will never be happy on your success and its good we are witnessing it as well...

Mar 09, 2015 03:26pm

@Honey Singh Honey-India planned to blast off PSLV-C27 rocket on March 4th. Due to some technical glitches it was postponed. Pakistan in the meanwhile had planned to test launch their missile based on the launch of PSLV C27. Samajh gaye na?

Mar 09, 2015 03:28pm

Pakistanis have reason to rejoice, but in pursuit of such expansive activities they should not become bankrupt like the erstwhile USSR.

Dildar Hindustani
Mar 09, 2015 03:32pm

@Manjeet.... Well said... Lol

Taimoor Khan
Mar 09, 2015 03:34pm

Keep our swords drawn out all the times against the neck of our enemies. It is the need of the hour. Every inch of Indian territory is already covered by existing and operational missile systems of Pakistan, this however , I believe is not intended for India. The range is give away. This should be taken and understood by the recent Pakistani ingress into Middle East with Pakistani PM receiving a red carpet reception by Saudis. This is perhaps the first time, a warning is given to a state on the eastern shores of the Middetranian sea .

Mar 09, 2015 03:36pm

Being prepared to handle all shades of jingoists in a tangible way is always welcome lest some of them start feeling too snug. The range achieved with pin point accuracy will make such armchair warriors think again. Well done. It will nudge all towards peace as a better option.

Mar 09, 2015 03:37pm

@Manjeet kocchar There are more tan 10,000 people working on missile program of Pakistan, and according to international defence experts is ahead of India and ranks 4th in the world. Also there are 60 thousand personals working in POF, here I am not mentioning Kamra rebuild factories, PINSTECH, khan research labs, Khushab nuclear reactors(4 nos), the best in its class. You know nothing about Pakistan defence industry and about Pakistan in general.

Honey Singh
Mar 09, 2015 03:40pm

Why this is not a news in TOI while even India fires a Brahmos it becomes top Headline in DAWN...

Mar 09, 2015 03:41pm

well done keep it up

Mar 09, 2015 03:41pm

Now my noble neighbors will run for AGNI modified version test. Best wishes for them from Pakistan. Regards: Pakistani Awam!

Mar 09, 2015 03:42pm

@Sunil Maybe you should jog your memory back to 1965. It was india who invaded Pakistan and got a befitting reply and you guys knocked on the door of UNO. As Pakistan army crossed indian territory.

Mar 09, 2015 03:44pm

Wow, another toy to play with for the Generals whilst country is being destroyed internally.

Waste of money and resources!!!!.

Honey Singh
Mar 09, 2015 03:45pm

Made in china, Painted in N Korea tested in Pakistan....

Mar 09, 2015 03:51pm

Pakistan's enemies are within. No bomb or any number of missiles will provide its protection. In this world of militants seeking weapons of mass destruction, with any such achievement, it becomes more of a target. It spends 3.5 percent of its GDP on defense and 2.5 percent on education. People of Pakistan should demand it to be swapped and cut down on defense expense. The difference can be spend on replacing madrassas with secular schools for a start. And in those schools they should stop teaching India-phobic history. Then Pakistan, protection, peace and prosperity are all yours!

jaswinder Kaur
Mar 09, 2015 03:53pm

Dear Sir, can anyone explain me where did Pakistan tasted this missile for 2750 Km range? Entire north to south length of Pakistan is not enough to test for this range. Your enemy tests missile for about 75 to 80% of desired missile range in Bay of Bengal in it's own territory up to Andaman and beyond.

Mar 09, 2015 03:53pm

@Sunil This addresses your cold start doctrine, some utterances lately favor disproportionate response and some getting too snug with the feeling Pakistan army is busy on the western frontier. This says keep on making such stupid belligerent statements just don't start believing on them. Do a reality check.

Doubtful Indian
Mar 09, 2015 04:00pm

This is a ballistic missile but India has Anti Ballistic Missile Technology developed and it can deployed in 2016 or 17. This means any ballistic missile from pakistan can blown out at sky as our Anti Ballistic Missile Technology has 3 layers of anti ballistic missile, how can pakistan/china answer this technology ?

Mar 09, 2015 04:05pm

congrats engineers & scientists

Mar 09, 2015 04:06pm

Haroon rashid, a senior writer has said, comparing Pakistan nuclear weapons and Indian nuclear weapons is like comparing a motor bike with a bicycle. Also international defence experts ranks Pakistan missile program years ahead of India...Google search.

Mar 09, 2015 04:07pm

This money would have been better spent on education or other development work rather than this stupid weapon of mass destruction. No wonder we are behind every other country in every other field.

Thank you, the generals!!.

Mar 09, 2015 04:09pm

Which organisation these 'Scientist and engineers' mentioned in the article. Anyway congrats Pakistan. Keep the good work. Chinese economy should run else will have another GFC.

Mar 09, 2015 04:09pm

@fair Honey is sweet..truth at times is bitter!:)

Mar 09, 2015 04:09pm

Every country proudly shows its facilities of its production of missiles and live launch. But here, only a ISPR release and a photo is necessary.

Mar 09, 2015 04:18pm

@Rajni envious?

Mar 09, 2015 04:27pm

Can you use it against US drones, No. Can you use it against Taliban? No. Why spend a penny on such a thing. Go and get rid of Polio, terrorism, loadshedding, petrol shortage, poverty and radicalisation. Stop dreaming of becoming superpower as you are at the bottom of all 198 nations of the world at the moment.

Mar 09, 2015 04:27pm

@waseem, we are far ahead, 3500 was done by INDIA in 2006, we are ready for 10,000+ Km now. Again, it would be 100% Indian, not china made, Korea painted.....

Mar 09, 2015 04:28pm

Instead of developing missiles Pak must focus on development of Vaccines, education , extremism, poverty etc etc.

Mar 09, 2015 04:34pm

@Nand Because pakistan has none as its part is imported but assembled in pakistan as pakistan lacks missile development knowledge, last time ISPR say the missile is successful but it is actually failed and found disintegrated in a farming field .

Mar 09, 2015 04:42pm

@honey... so is this a confession that the moves that Pakistan makes are only as a reaction to Indian ones? remember Pokharan? Chagai was much later ... and that too after Pokharan was shaken one more time.

You gotta understand bro... we need security when we have a larger and aggressive neighbor who likes to flex their muscles from time to time.

Einstein Babar
Mar 09, 2015 04:43pm

Good work, waiting for evolution in the line of cruise missiles too. Babar and Ra'ad are good but more variants are required. KSA increased its defense budget, we should get benefit of it and Pakistan should now explore more markets to sell missile technology and avionics.

Mar 09, 2015 04:43pm

OMG we are scared!!!

Mar 09, 2015 04:46pm

Build a railway engine and dam first and then we will believe that this has been made in Pakistan

Mar 09, 2015 04:49pm

@George , why envious , we r not envious, we reached Mars, we are sending other countries satellites with our facilities . You think we are envious because you reach 2750 km while we reached mars. What for?

Mar 09, 2015 04:52pm

Pakistan 's command and control center has two locations. One in China and the other in Saudi Arabia.

Mar 09, 2015 04:55pm

Congrates china

Mar 09, 2015 04:58pm

Now Pakistan has become mightier than USA

Mar 09, 2015 05:10pm

@Sunil indian debt $ 458 billion, pakistan debt $60 billion.

Mar 09, 2015 05:12pm

Good work Pakistan !!!.

Each Shaheen will take away your spending on social welfare !

Have heart and do some serious engineering work which benefits society at large. We are all eager to look at "Made in Pakistan " car...

Mar 09, 2015 05:16pm

mubarak ho, this is the first test of Shaheen III.

Rahi mila
Mar 09, 2015 05:17pm

Wow this is good :-) keep it up please. Thanks.

Mar 09, 2015 05:19pm

Between India and Pakistan, there are approx. 730 million people without access to toilet (690 million in India and 40 million in Pakistan). That is the total population of US, Canada and entire EU.

But both countries find time, money and sweat to light up their test rockets.

Truth - time to hear
Mar 09, 2015 05:26pm

Gr8 work by Pakistani engineers/Scientists. Please extend the greatness to eradicate polio, supply water to all needy, drive away poverty, improve the standard of living & to play international cricket in Pakistani stadiums. World should not recognize you by the war heads you carry, but by the inland saftey atleast

Mar 09, 2015 05:26pm

Pakistan has the world’s fastest growing nuclear programme capable of weaponising up to 200 nuclear devices by the year 2020, == Pakistan is Polio hit nation still thousands of children in Pakistan are affected

Mar 09, 2015 05:33pm

How come this is not named after someone who invaded Pakistan?

Mar 09, 2015 05:34pm

@Honey Singh since chinese leader is not coming so to divert diplomatic embarrassment.

Mar 09, 2015 05:35pm

Pakistan imports bike, car, CFL lamps and only exports agricultural commodities, meat and Leather, but is able to build high tech defense systems in its first attempt and the Pakistani people believe their leaders in this? It doesn't take long to import it from China and North Korea and paint it green.

Mar 09, 2015 05:40pm

YESSSS!!!!!!! Pakistan Zindabad!!!!!!!!

Pakistan has a policy of underreporting actual capabilities. People close to defence authorities have predicted Shaheen-3 to be around 4-500 km

the dodo
Mar 09, 2015 05:43pm

Congratulations!....keep it up. Build more weapons. Let the pakistani people live in poverty.....

Mar 09, 2015 05:44pm

another trick to divert pakistan people from political embarrassment caused by chinese leader not visiting paki on 23 march

Gurdaspur to Islamabad
Mar 09, 2015 05:45pm

Pakistan today conducted a successful test launch of the Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2,750 km.

We need amicable solution of all issues to avoid nuclear war in the region.

Mar 09, 2015 05:50pm

@Amir Come on man. our rockets have propelled satellites to Mars and moon.. Your theory is opposite.. Indian missile program is decades ahead of Pak.. Go and read and compare technical features of ind-pak missiles by CEP,Guidance systems..

Mar 09, 2015 05:52pm

Pakistan should invest more in missile to improve its guidance system. It also need to uy 5th generation aircrafts as JF 17 wont be good enough. Pakistan defence budget should around $20 billion.

Mar 09, 2015 05:52pm

@Haris hahaha..

Mar 09, 2015 06:00pm

@Farrukh Kiani - We r in no race with pakistan.u have been left behind in all aspects.

Mar 09, 2015 06:02pm

@haris well said bro

Einstein Babar
Mar 09, 2015 06:08pm

Arms making is an excellent industry, we should try to develop in this sector

Mar 09, 2015 06:09pm

@N.Sid Thanks for a sane voice

Awais Ali
Mar 09, 2015 06:12pm

@jaswinder Kaur You did not read the news. Impact point was in Arabian sea. You can test even double of its range from northern Pakistan to Arabian sea. 1st read then comment.

Mar 09, 2015 06:13pm

@Honey Singh what a statement and needs some clarification, go ahead please

and give us details

Mar 09, 2015 06:24pm

Great , now SUPARCO should be involved to use this for putting a quasi polar satellite into orbit. This would give us greater spying power.

Mar 09, 2015 06:31pm

@Farrukh Kiani Operational Agnis are liquid fuel whereas Shaheen is solid fuel. If anything Agni V is a copy of Shaeen!

Mar 09, 2015 06:39pm

@Einstein Babar no one will buy ICBM from any country.

Mar 09, 2015 06:40pm

@Dwaraka Nath . Even though it will not eradicate poverty and polio but it will keep our enemies at bay.

Dr. Babulal Prasad
Mar 09, 2015 06:44pm

It is interesting to see how my countrymen responded here! Pakistan is no threat to India, so get on with your lives.

Sanjay Guha
Mar 09, 2015 06:45pm

@Zak Train this missile on India and see what you'll get since you know our missiles are failures

Mar 09, 2015 06:47pm

@Sunny yet 80% of the armed forces and strategic assets ( nukes) are facing pakistan.

Mar 09, 2015 06:49pm

@jaswinder Kaur learn to read, it was delivered in Arabian sea.

Mar 09, 2015 06:52pm

@Haris the source is Wikipedia - This war started following Pakistan's Operation Gibraltar, which was designed to infiltrate forces into Jammu and Kashmir to precipitate an insurgency against rule by India. India retaliated

Mar 09, 2015 06:54pm

@Haris Source Wikipedia 1965 War - This war started following Pakistan's Operation Gibraltar, which was designed to infiltrate forces into Jammu and Kashmir to precipitate an insurgency against rule by India. India retaliated

Mar 09, 2015 06:58pm

@waseem Still those 70% living in slums have more facilities than Pakistani people living in posh bungalows: p. It is getting hot here in India, I hope your Generator is working...... LOL

Rana Talha Zubair
Mar 09, 2015 07:03pm

Congratulations Pakistan military only....... continuously superseding India with the policy of Minimum to Maximum from Shaheen 1 to now 3.

Shahid Akbar, USA
Mar 09, 2015 07:08pm

@Sunil Remember! you supported rebels in East Pakistan? What goes around, comes around. It is a matter of some time.

Shahid Akbar, USA
Mar 09, 2015 07:09pm

@Dr. Babulal Prasad You are probably right. Hinduism is a threat to India.

Mar 09, 2015 07:09pm

@Pady Why don't you put forward these recommendations in front of Indian government first.

Mar 09, 2015 07:10pm

@Haris Wikipedia. Sirji read Wikipedia.

Mar 09, 2015 07:11pm

It was to go to India, but went to China, may not come true. President Xi will not like it. Be doubly sure, if it doesn't have Chinese parts. Or make excuse to China of "Chinese hand" in misfiring.

Mar 09, 2015 07:15pm

United nation can't demand only Pakistan, India and Israel to make world free from nuclear weapons. They should ask 7 super power countries to make planet EARTH free from all nuclear weapons and WMD. Pakistan is doing right thing by building longest range missile so it can protect itself from any foreign invaders.

Mar 09, 2015 07:16pm

Why you pakistani think we really care.we already have that kind of toys.

Mar 09, 2015 07:16pm

@apoorva We do have dams and locomotive industry. So please do your research first

Mar 09, 2015 07:17pm

Ha Ha Ha our diwali rockets are better than this cracker!!!!!!!!!

Mar 09, 2015 07:17pm

@Zak Dont worry Punjabis will say hello to you soon!!

Mar 09, 2015 07:20pm

Congratulations. We need to develop weapons that are capable to destroy modern dams too.

Raja Parekh
Mar 09, 2015 07:25pm

Some three days back we celebrated Holi in our area and one person brought crackers for celebration. He also fired one Rocket. I am surprised why Pakistan took it as a challenge and wasted missile!

Mar 09, 2015 07:32pm


Yawn is all you can afford now.

Mar 09, 2015 07:34pm

@GKI "Ha Ha Ha our diwali rockets are better than this cracker!!!!!!!!!"

So while celebrating diwali endians throw rockets and missiles at each other????

Mar 09, 2015 07:34pm

OOO donot muddle your litlle brains guys!! Its our ingenious invention nothing to do with China.... Your pathetic ego defense mechanism!!!

Mar 09, 2015 07:34pm


"Beyond the obvious", very well put. Shall we say a little south oh South Lebanon.

Mar 09, 2015 07:35pm

Pakistan should invest in modernising its missile system. Indian BMD can intercept current Pakistani missile. Pakistan need defence budget of at least ~$20 billions

Mar 09, 2015 07:37pm

good work guys ... get some petrol now :)

Mar 09, 2015 07:37pm

@M A U;

"win the hearts of ....... well, everybody"

Everybody who has a heart, unfortunately our enemies don't have hearts.

Honey Singh
Mar 09, 2015 07:39pm

@shafqatmir. The explanation lies in my statement that whenever India tests its own missile Pakistan responds with same to give so called befittitng reply..

Mar 09, 2015 07:40pm

@Honey Singh ur a troll.....Pakistan has no military relations with n korea......instead india and n korea hav a common friend- Russia

Mar 09, 2015 07:44pm

Curious to know exactly where missile landed after travelling precisely 2750 km in Indian ocean or Bay of Bengal 0r Persian Gulf or Caspian sea..

Manjeet kocchar
Mar 09, 2015 07:58pm

@rikash. Bro so sorry the threat is internal your people are damaging your country better than your worst enemy

Mar 09, 2015 08:16pm

@Salvio Oh Please man don't be jealous. You know very well that how capable our scientists are, we have became nuclear power at our own then what is this for us, indeed its nothing for our capable scientists :)

Mar 09, 2015 08:17pm

Great Job. Best of luck for future endeavors. Long Live My Love Pakistan.

Mar 09, 2015 08:21pm

@Human " Let me ask you a simple question.. Think deeply bro .. Pakistan can't even build railway engine by its own, there is not defense development labs.Your space program is Zero..Do you think Pakistan can build nuclear or ballistic missiles by its own?

Mar 09, 2015 08:25pm


BTW, why it was NOT painted in Green???

ManoRanjan Ka BAAP
Mar 09, 2015 08:28pm

This article is really amazing...just shows how India and Pakistan can fight on who is great and who is not inferior...well time to do work..Thanks Dawn

Raja Farhat Abbas
Mar 09, 2015 08:36pm

@Rajni Then why even comment if it doesn't bother you ?.

Mar 09, 2015 08:49pm

Good for Pakistan... India has already developed anti-missile technology.After US ., RUSSIA, FRANCE& ISRAEL, which pakisan is far away from.

Raja Farhat Abbas
Mar 09, 2015 08:50pm


Ashok Pandey
Mar 09, 2015 08:52pm

Why waste time and money. It was already tested by Chinese.

Mar 09, 2015 09:22pm

@Zak mis-informed comments like yours what attracts us indians to pakistani pages :P mauka mauka .....

Mar 09, 2015 09:22pm

@ConcernedPakistani i think a single dam like Tehri or Bhakra Nangal will resolve your water woes....but i couldn't find one.

Why are you importing sub standard enginea from China?

Mar 09, 2015 09:33pm

@Indian "BTW, why it was NOT painted in Green???"

When it lands at the target color doesn't matter.

Dekh Magar Pyaar Se
Mar 09, 2015 09:41pm

What's the use of having nuclear tipped ballistic missiles when we cannot even detect an intruding helicopter in our airspace

Mar 09, 2015 09:44pm

Indian missile tests are accompanied by the live video, missile test location and about the target, but here in Pakistan all one can see is a photograph and a statement from ISPR. Doesn't it sound fishy ?

nation lover
Mar 09, 2015 09:51pm

@N.Sid then buying things from chinese

Mar 09, 2015 09:53pm

@Pak-Patriot Really?

Mar 09, 2015 09:56pm

No electricity, no gas but we are building weapons able to destroy the whole world. Not sure if our priorities are right!

Mar 09, 2015 10:20pm

If not for our nuclear weapons and missiles India would have invaded Pakistan a long time ago. Jeeay Pakistan!

Mar 09, 2015 10:27pm

@waseem what is there to show.. 5000 km range is operational and 10000 being planned..I do NOT why.. may be they wish to go round and round a RC toy plane..

Mar 09, 2015 10:30pm

Where was the test conducted? And what was the intended target? And did it hit the Target?

Mar 09, 2015 10:45pm

A good deterance for any enemy.

Mar 09, 2015 10:52pm

Strange..... a country which cannot make simple thing like railway engines and thus has to buy from china and korea after 67 yrs..... testing missiles ... god bless you.

Mar 09, 2015 11:04pm

Its a routine test fired as Pakistan has to ensure 200 nuclear devices by 2020.

Free speech
Mar 09, 2015 11:16pm

Modi should donate Green paint to Pakistan as Confidence building measure

Mar 09, 2015 11:23pm

congats china for the launch

Simranjit singh Mann
Mar 09, 2015 11:39pm

Hadn't the Chienes tested it before sending ?

Mar 09, 2015 11:45pm

congrats btw how many Indian cities and how far will it cover in it's range.

Bitter Truth
Mar 09, 2015 11:46pm

Indians seems worried

Nadeem, USA
Mar 09, 2015 11:48pm

@the dodo - did I hear that your nation is out of poverty? Millions of Indians are not sleeping on streets, each and every Indian eat 3 times a day, they all have toilet facility, I'm impress.

Mar 10, 2015 12:17am

@Zak India's foreign currency reserve is 340bn $ wat abt pakistants ?

Mar 10, 2015 12:24am

Good strategy Pakistan must explore all avenues to enhance defence capabilities. By now it could have become a major regional power but for lopsided policies of political leadership.

Mar 10, 2015 12:25am

we always think, while firing repeated missile same by any country will bring the freshness in the home grown of any country citizen, please consider as a political glimpse to overcome existing country problem , please aware and don't over joised.

Mar 10, 2015 12:46am

@Ashok Pandey "Why waste time and money. It was already tested by Chinese"

It's not a Russian bought missile so we cant do the same thing here....

Mar 10, 2015 01:00am

@Manjeet kocchar as if India builds everything on their own....what you've got is also already tested and packed....btw India is the biggest importer of arms.....

Sonny Afridi
Mar 10, 2015 01:07am

Congratulations to to the Armed Forces and Strategic Plans Division for a successful launch. Enemies beware.

Ali (CA)
Mar 10, 2015 01:12am

@Manjeet kocchar - dud u know that Pak is the inly country in asia which uses solid fuel missile. I guess u need to read a bit more

OmKar Singh
Mar 10, 2015 01:17am

@rikash there is problem within. how are going to deal with?

Mar 10, 2015 02:25am

@Dwaraka Nath "great going !conduct more war head missiles and procure more weapons ,it will eradicate poverty and polio !"

at least it will keep them alive so that they can deal with poverty and polio later on!

Mar 10, 2015 02:49am

@manoj If we can buy cheaper, we will!. Does the USA make all its products. It imports most of its equipment from China. If you ever get a chance to visit Atlanta. let me know and I will personally show them to you.

Mar 10, 2015 02:50am

A missile that can carry war heads to 2750 km!! Hope Pakistan can carry their good impression at least half that distance!!

Mar 10, 2015 02:51am

All this talk of war and killing is pathetic...we must love humanity and humans if we are true follower of Islam else we are not true follower of Islam!

Mar 10, 2015 03:06am

@Sana yea u r right Chinese made are unreliable u got to test it :)

Mar 10, 2015 03:39am

@Manjeet kocchar :For the same reason India test their Russians made missiles. Now you are happy?

Mar 10, 2015 04:15am

@Dwaraka Nath same for you mate must be foregetting world famous slums of india in the west they call them incrediable india

Mar 10, 2015 04:51am

It is great to see that Pakistan as the only one country in world test fired so many missiles one after another without a single failure ! Hope they advancement in technology is applied to the development in other ares too.

Mar 10, 2015 04:56am

@Zak But still you need knock the door every other day!

mh jamshed
Mar 10, 2015 05:06am

Useless...waste of time, money, resources....only bragging rights. If these are used, nothing will remain in the south asian sub continent.

Mar 10, 2015 05:21am

@An old guy Love it man,. Suddenly, Netenyaho seems to me a nice guy! You have all the rights, democracy or military rule in Pakistan

Mar 10, 2015 06:17am

@Honey Singh because TOI is hijacked by Bollywood.

Peace Maker
Mar 10, 2015 07:23am

Pak doesn't have the fastest growing arsenal, India has. India's weapon and reactor grade stocks, if combined, make it the possessor of the largest stocks after US and Russia. India has tested 25 vs 8 Pak missiles since 2014 alone - 4:1 ratio! Who is fattest and fastest? India generates threats, Pakistan ends up stabilising these!!!! At least Pakistan?s reporters should be objective in their anslyses

Mar 10, 2015 09:31am

@Sanjay Guha we don't start wars, but remind fools who, may take their make believe self glorification too far. They will get something dropped on their head. Just a reality check.

Mar 10, 2015 09:35am

@citizen ...which is reserved to pay the debt of $ 458 billion, otherwise creditors will pull the plug. This debt rises every year by $ 100bn.

Mar 10, 2015 09:51am

@vNu resolve kashmir, your views will apply to both countries in equal measure.

Mar 10, 2015 09:59am

@Ali-Indian lame excuse, but never mind, brings you guys out here, to see the truth, away from your falsifying media. That's good enough for me.

Mar 10, 2015 10:00am

@Shamain hahahaha, good one.

Mar 10, 2015 10:02am

@Ashok Pandey to show ours is better than the indian purchased Russian rocket.

Mar 10, 2015 10:24am

@Salvio : yes u are absolutely right ,every missile forces in the world especially Russia,America,France,Britain,China,India,Israel and North Korea have some failures but each and every missile test in pakistan are great success.......(irony)It's already tested in North Korea

Mar 10, 2015 10:27am

@Zak :yeah ,that's why we are sending probe to mars and moon

Mar 10, 2015 12:54pm

@Farrukh Kiani But it will be Indian not imported from China or N. Korea.

Mar 10, 2015 12:58pm

@Amir Really.......what about Polio situation in India and Pak?

Mar 10, 2015 01:00pm

@waseem You better focus on Polio right now.

Mar 10, 2015 01:01pm

@Ali Make operational Pak railway.

Mar 10, 2015 01:03pm

Pakistan has more imported missiles than electricity generation

Mar 10, 2015 02:28pm

@N.Sid Dont know about pakistan in general and their defence industry...!!come on you got to be realistic. Do you really need counter arguments on this...?

Mar 10, 2015 03:55pm

@citizen still Not enough to pay Indias debt. worry about that. Dont worry about pakistan! lol.

Mar 10, 2015 03:59pm

@Azeez btw how much did it cost, not the Indian flag sticker stuck on, but the whole probe. I believe the Russians are selling them real cheap these days, with control manning as well. Price in dollors, not in rubles.Thanks.

Mar 10, 2015 04:02pm

@Peace Maker So you are more knowledgeable, sitting in your little thatched hut, one of the lucky ones I presume. Then the Americans who get paid to snoop and spy on just the nuke area, all over the world. Take their word for it, Pakistan is way ahead and counting.

Mar 10, 2015 04:12pm

@Sanjay Guha They are already trained on India, no one else. But we are peace loving people and watch for any misadventure by our eternal foe, then its all 4th of july!!!!!!! So moral of the story, be a regional power only in your media, government and citizens puny minds. Dont even think of misadventure. Leave the real big boys alone. Oh, and that includes China our life long friend.

Sanjay Guha
Mar 10, 2015 04:19pm

@Zak India's foreign exchange reserves 338 billion. Pakistan's forex reserves 16 billion

abid ali
Mar 10, 2015 07:13pm

we do not work. when we work as Pakistani. we can change or reshape any this materiel in any condition.

B R chawla
Mar 10, 2015 07:51pm

Welldone. The humanity in the subcontinent is nearing it's doom for the sake of ego -outsmarting each other in develoing arsenal of destruction. How will mankind enjoy the bounties of nature by destroying the earth they live on.

Mar 11, 2015 01:46am

@Zak Big country big debt. Small country big debt..Lol

Mar 11, 2015 11:14am

Fact that so many indians bother to leave comments to such news is evident of their concerns...
Quite impressed by the fact dawn as a Pakistani paper attracts so many Indian viewership... Well done Dawn !! Well done Pakistan !!..

Mar 11, 2015 12:02pm

@Ali China rocket

Akshay G
Mar 11, 2015 05:43pm

@ConcernedPakistani dams made by foreign industry And locomotive is of China n USA

Mar 11, 2015 09:51pm

@GENTLEMAN Cheering for ability to mass produce them and paint them...

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