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The Ballistic Missile Ghauri  is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1300 kilometres.
The Ballistic Missile Ghauri is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1300 kilometres.

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan test-fired on Wednesday ballistic missile Ghauri, which is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1,300 kilometres.

In a statement, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the launch of the intermediate-range Ghauri was conducted by a Strategic Missile Group of the Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) that was aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness of (ASFC).

The launch was witnessed by senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, strategic forces and scientists and engineers belonging to strategic organisations.

Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat congratulated the scientists, engineers and all ranks of the strategic forces.

The director general also expressed complete satisfaction over the "excellent standard" achieved by strategic forces during the training, which was reflected by proficient handling of the weapon system in the field as well fulfillment of operational and technical objectives.

Lieutenant General Zubair also emphasised that Pakistan can be justifiably proud of its defence capability as well as its nuclear deterrence.

President Mamnoon Hussain along with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also warmly appreciated the launch while congratulating the strategic forces and the rest of the team on their outstanding achievement.


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Ammar Apr 15, 2015 04:00pm

I am very proud of our missile developers but have ever had a failed test? It's been over 20 years since we have been testing and not once have I heard about a failed test. Isn't it strange?

Nidhin Olikara Apr 15, 2015 04:00pm

Is this a signal to India, UAE or to Iran? LOL

raj Apr 15, 2015 04:00pm

Why to waste one missile on name of test,as they already tested several times in china !!

FARRUKH EJAZ Apr 15, 2015 04:01pm

Hats off to the stratigic team and Pakistan Armed forces on this commendable achievement. We are proud to be Pakistani.

Alexander Apr 15, 2015 04:03pm

All the missile tests carried out by Pakistan is successful. Why? Made in China Tested by Pakistan.

Shobhit Apr 15, 2015 04:03pm

I am proud of Pakistan !! Now lets make a Railway Engine.

DV Apr 15, 2015 04:03pm

you are so quick to remove chines and apply your paint. hahhahaa

shafique Apr 15, 2015 04:04pm

Long live Pakistan.

Iftikhar Anwar Apr 15, 2015 04:06pm

Great

jj Apr 15, 2015 04:06pm

Will Pakistan be taking this along with them to the KSA. With the delegation leading by Shahbaz Sharif.

Tahir Rasul Apr 15, 2015 04:06pm

yet another source of wastage of money which can be well spent on education

Sense Apr 15, 2015 04:06pm

But it can't be used anytime soon whether in subcontinent or Yemen

Taimoor Khan Apr 15, 2015 04:07pm

I thought they have decommissioned Ghauri series and replaced them with Solid fuel Shaheen series. Anyway, congratulations on a successful test.

Tanweer Apr 15, 2015 04:09pm

The nation is proud of our defenders

Amir Apr 15, 2015 04:10pm

very good.

A Gujjar Apr 15, 2015 04:11pm

Pakistan shall develop intercontinental range missile even someone like or don’t like, this is survival for the country future. Strong Army and leadership is the guarantee of strong country, lesson learn from history and present world situation.

Fearless Apr 15, 2015 04:13pm

Cheers for Pakistani citizens.

Nations suffer, go through atrocities, mysterious and calamities. But they rise too. The idea of Islamic Republic of Pakistan is well and alive!

Watch out world! We are down but not out! Heard of "unpredictable team" term? We have yet to show many surprises to the world! Its not over yet folks!

rehan Apr 15, 2015 04:14pm

Well done Pakistan !!! :-)

faraz Apr 15, 2015 04:15pm

this is a big achievement of pak army and the credit goes to general raheel sahrif.

Ijaz Apr 15, 2015 04:17pm

Thanks Pak Army

nauman Apr 15, 2015 04:17pm

MashAllah

Aye Apr 15, 2015 04:17pm

Thanks, but what's its use for a common person in Pakistan?

Khan Apr 15, 2015 04:18pm

Cool.

Euro Apr 15, 2015 04:22pm

Testing is important. War readiness is important so when the orders comes from the PM our armed forces are ready. But solid fuel Shaheen missile systems, including ICBM, is the future.

amad Apr 15, 2015 04:22pm

Well done. Now provide some electricity to public.

Harmony Apr 15, 2015 04:23pm

@Nidhin Olikara - What nonsense was that...is that really something to laugh about?

Riaz Apr 15, 2015 04:26pm

@Alexander

Test are successful due to the competent and dedicated teams, Sir. Sorry, we bother you so much !!!!!

Raja Farhat Abbas Apr 15, 2015 04:28pm

Well done armed forces, good work.

Sam Apr 15, 2015 04:29pm

Great thing id that Pakistan produces its missiles, tanks and jets indigenously. Whereas India has to beg the west to give them their tech.

Look what happened to poor Indians when they wanted to have the french jets made in India. France declined.

Pakistan is making all the right moves and is therefore the strongest military in the Muslim world. Pakistan zindabad

Last Word Apr 15, 2015 04:31pm

Billions spent on missiles and nuclear arsenal could have been gainfully utilsed in generation of additional electricity and industries which could have created jobs for millions of unemployed besides much needed relief to people of Pakistan.

Riaz Apr 15, 2015 04:32pm

@Tahir Rasul

The allocations made for education are not being fully spent. KPK government has spent only 27% of the meager allocation for elementary and secondary education during 1st 9 months of the year. So, your comments are not valid, Sir. You need to be ready for defence of the country too.

A trusted Muslim Apr 15, 2015 04:32pm

@Shobhit >> We can import from neighbouring countries

Aqeel Ahmad Apr 15, 2015 04:32pm

Congratulations to Pakistan Army, We will keep prospering despite all the fuss around.

Riaz Apr 15, 2015 04:33pm

@Sense

I hope we don't need to use it; but we need to be ready.

Riaz Apr 15, 2015 04:35pm

@faraz

General Raheel Sharif has nothing to do in person in this achievement; Sir.

Saad Apr 15, 2015 04:35pm

Utter waste of money...we need education, health and jobs not missiles. Gone those days of conquering, the focus needs a shift

A trusted Muslim Apr 15, 2015 04:36pm

@Aye Pen is mighter than sword? Is not it?

Imran Apr 15, 2015 04:37pm

Can it reach UAE?

Maqsood Ahmed Apr 15, 2015 04:41pm

It is need of the hour to appraise our nuclear deterrence to the highest level possible, In order to face threats which are looming large for our country.

Well done AGAIN - Proud to be a Pakistani!

Faraz Apr 15, 2015 04:41pm

@raj that's because China wants to test that the missile can reach all parts of India from their end and we want to make sure of that from our end.... Mauka mauka

Yasir Khan Apr 15, 2015 04:43pm

Love reading indian friend's comments.....Question Time: if we keep testing missile once in month how many people will get heart attack in neighbor?

Ehtesham Apr 15, 2015 04:43pm

@raj Just like made in Russia/Israel, tested in India ?

Amir Apr 15, 2015 04:44pm

The main credit goes to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, who acquired Missile technology from North Korea and made USA her enemy, like her father brought the Nuclear technology in Pakistan, he face the consequences for that similarly shaheed BB also face the consequences.

khanm Apr 15, 2015 04:45pm

@raj.... There is a saying strike the iron when hot...there is a lot of heat in this region at the moment...

Nasir Apr 15, 2015 04:47pm

Give us electricity not missles

Khurram Jadoon Apr 15, 2015 04:51pm

@Shobhit railway engines are not used to defend a country CLEAR!

Naz Apr 15, 2015 04:54pm

Way to go.

M. Siddique Apr 15, 2015 04:54pm

@Alexander, I used to think that way too but these are developed and ,amufactured by Pakistan.

Shamain 2015 Apr 15, 2015 04:54pm

Boo yaa!!!

Safwan Apr 15, 2015 04:55pm

Awesome.

Blue Saffron Apr 15, 2015 04:56pm

Bravo, Pakistan! Let us focus on ICBM's now.

Pakistani Apr 15, 2015 04:58pm

@Nidhin Olikara. Basically to the world.

Viking Star Apr 15, 2015 05:01pm

@raj Dont be jealous. At the moment Pakistan is way ahead of India in terms of Missile technology, Air Force and Navy. I dont know details about your Army but your Air/Navy is having mostly obsolete toys.

khanm Apr 15, 2015 05:03pm

@ jj ... wonder what Shahbaz qualification is in this critical areas of expertise... sorry forgot he is the brother of NS... he does not require any pre qualification...

N.S Apr 15, 2015 05:11pm

Good job NESCOM.

pakostani Apr 15, 2015 05:14pm

Congratulations to all the scientists and workers whoever involved in.the project reserve applause, well done.

aym Apr 15, 2015 05:16pm

Good launch; but just as important is to see it hit its target; which was where???

F Ahmed Apr 15, 2015 05:19pm

This is good news.

However, as a citizen and a taxpayer I would like to know how much does each of these tests cost. This way I can understand how many of my fellow citizens go hungry, denied healthcare or basic education and infrastructure as that would help me assess the real cost of supporting this patriotism. This isn't a criticism to the brilliant engineers, scientists and soldiers who have made this possible but about assessing national priorities.

indialover Apr 15, 2015 05:24pm

Strange that no Pakistani test of missiles fail. If you were so good in providing basic amenities to your people , citizens from all countries would be queueing up for Pakistani visa. The confused Pakistani rulers who are clueless about how to tackle the mid-east crisis are trying to divert the attention of people. I will not be surprised if some major incident happens in Pakistan in a short period of time and the 'powers that be' of Pakistan start blaming India/Israel etc to divert attention of people. Wake up ordinary people of Pakistan for the good of your future generations.

Pagrri Sambhaal Apr 15, 2015 05:37pm

Bad time chosen.KSA and UAE are already eyeing ,now they would demand this also.

Muhammad Yasir Apr 15, 2015 05:38pm

Well done ! another proud moment for us and this is a clear message for our so called friends though we are little behind in the infrastructure and economy but far away in the security of our homeland. This is why we can proudly say we are in the safe hands and don't underestimate us by giving a threat of repercussions of our decision. Long live Pakistan....!

Einstein Babar Apr 15, 2015 05:42pm

@Last Word Our neighbours are very sweet, if we don't make arms they will come & hug us so tightly that we will loose our breath.

khangul Apr 15, 2015 05:43pm

@DV WOW, what a discovery!

Einstein Babar Apr 15, 2015 05:45pm

Army is doing their part of Job, making railway engine, providing education is not their duty. Before commenting do some research

Azhar Hussain Apr 15, 2015 05:51pm

@raj If that makes you feel better. Most of yours are tested in Russia right, or are you claiming to have made everything in India?

Haider Rehman Apr 15, 2015 06:14pm
            DAWN PLEASE PUBLISH MY COMMENT:

Defence budget IS SEPARATE from education budget. How hard is it to understand? Our Army is doing very well with the money it is allotted. Blame govt for Education and Health levels.

And Indians. Please be mature. Our nuclear, missile and drone programme is better than yours, just like your satellite programme is better than ours.

shafi Apr 15, 2015 06:21pm

i am not against our country, our country people need jobs , education , good health....india can buy weapons worth billions bcoz they have money(trillion GDP), but what abt us, we r spending our aid for army and buying weapons, from 67 years we r doing same thing, wasting money for weapons and kashmir issue, nuclear wars never happen.....atleast realize now

Fiaz Mohammed Apr 15, 2015 06:22pm

Proud of my country and it arm forces.

sagar Apr 15, 2015 06:28pm

@Riaz I am an Indian but your point is correct it should not be used but be prepared and every country does that

Javed Apr 15, 2015 06:35pm

My question to fellow Pakistanis. Pakistan has no space program , no engineering and electronic equipment manufacturing. our only products are agriculture textiles and dairy farming as per your exports. How come Pakistan has an indigenous missile program ..?

Javed Apr 15, 2015 06:39pm

I am proud of Pakistan !! Now lets make a Bus for Metro Bus priject.

Mustafa Apr 15, 2015 06:41pm

Why waste in testing when it's already tested in China?

Ali Apr 15, 2015 06:48pm

Hats off to Pakistani Defense Endeavors. This should elevate our sense of responsibility in maintain a level-headed approach in any calamity without feeling to be at the receiving end.

Let's also pay attention to additional basic needs including improvements in the infrastructure, education, health, housing, employment, pursuit of happiness, freedom of speech, tolerance towards all schools of thoughts, abatement of petty and serious crime, etc. Long Live my Pakistan!

Zak Apr 15, 2015 06:51pm

@raj to show our works, while indian one purchased from Russia, still does not.

Zak Apr 15, 2015 06:58pm

The regional power roars, for all to hear and fear!

Lucky Star Apr 15, 2015 07:11pm

Indians never accepted the creation of Pakistan, how they will accept that Pakistan is capable of producing missile system on their own, while their own missile system is of number two rated.

B R chawla Apr 15, 2015 07:13pm

Excellent timing when Shahbaz is visiting KSA. Show of strength is place of support? A great piece of diplomacy.

Baba Apr 15, 2015 07:25pm

Pakistan is certainly a leader in nuclear bombs. I wish it earned a name in other more humane fields.

Last Comment Apr 15, 2015 07:30pm

We cant use this missile at anytime neither any surrounding subcontinent countries whom we think of enemies. Obviously, we are far behind India in strategies and bowing our head to other countries orders like UAE, US, SA, India.. DO NOT WASTE MONEY, LEARN FROM INDIA.

Hashim Ghilzai Apr 15, 2015 07:32pm

Great

someone Apr 15, 2015 07:43pm

@Zak Regional power is without power ( electricity) but then again, who bothers.

K.R. Kalsi -PHD in economics Apr 15, 2015 07:44pm

reality check-- for developing a missile and a working missile system and its testing need minimum 5-10 billions of USD (not stock to attack or protect). pakistan dont have a living economy, just 30-45 Bn of USD more debt and pakistan will fall into a loop of debt and Interest which will impossible to pay. So if India think pak could be a serious threat to india. we should wage a war against Pak while disturbing them in North wajistan, their import and export via Iran is also reduced to lowest and India can Easily contole the Cargo Fleets in Arabioan sea with crook and by loosing the imports Duty on basic and Raw/ energy Goods. which will hit the Pak economy bcz of demand of india will rise all goods prices and Pak will eventually fall in loads of debts. its good start with buying military hardware. pak is already falling into fake competition of hardware purchases with india.. we should benefit it

umesh g Apr 15, 2015 07:45pm

@Yasir Khan Not even one.With the kind of neighbors that we have we have become insensitive to such developments.Slowly reconciling to the day when fools with nuclear bombs would attack us.We can not escape from this reality. No amount of crying, requesting, reasoning or diplomacy is going to stop them.We have let them come to this level and we have to pay the price.For your knowledge, let it be known that every action will have a robust chain reaction.

shaan Apr 15, 2015 07:45pm

@raj don't criticize other nation's on their arms development. India is the largest arms and tech importer in the world.

Talha Ejaz Apr 15, 2015 07:54pm
            I am very surprised to read some comments here that why don't Pakistani test not fail. These medium range weapons are based on established technologies you only need to be smart enough to replicate it with accuracy and let me assure you the people working in defense organizations as engineers there are plenty talented for this how I know it? Well practically most of the theta type students of my engineering class was snatched by these people the engineers working on the things are BEST in available in the country and believe me BEST of my country is world class.

Full disclosure: I am self-employed engineer with my own firm but I know the people working in these projects

byju Apr 15, 2015 08:01pm

@Ehtesham but in that case there would not be any failures , is it not? but we had. so what does that indicate? that these missiles were developed by us and not gifted to us.

umesh g Apr 15, 2015 08:02pm

@Lucky Star Only a few nuclear bombs are sufficiant to bring any country to its knees.I understand that both the countries have substantially more of such sophisticated delivery systems which will not make any difference. Both will end up being losers on embarking mutually assisted destruction.

Be+ Apr 15, 2015 08:09pm

I dont think Pakistan has any external threat..oh India will neve Capture Pakistan,if its for India. Pakistan has more internal threat than external which can only be countered by education not with Gajni, gauri or other.

independentthinker Apr 15, 2015 08:10pm

Really? How much money was spent in building this missile? When do you think it will possibly be used? What would be the aftermath? Would it possibly save Pakistan from the crisis, it is presently going through? Would it deter the terrorists that are already in Pakistan and are making the lives of our ordinary citizens most difficult, every day of the year? The money that is being spent on this nuclear arsenal - can we put it to some better use - like say health care, education or even improve the standard of living for our low income earners? I am sure we have spent billions of dollars (that we don't have) on building these nuclear weapons (that we will possibly never use) and really, are we any safer now? Just wondering!

yousf Apr 15, 2015 08:10pm

If technology is indigenous why cant we launch a satellite of our own? LOL

Bharat Apr 15, 2015 08:25pm

I think there is nothing wrong in testing missiles and making sure that security issues are taken care off.As a Indian, I think most of the confusion are around exclusive growth or development in one area whereas total negliance in very closely associated area i.e missile and space program. All as common man ,my question is regard to inconsistency of development across sectors whether its delibrate or just by chance. India for example has very decent space program as well as missile program or good IT as well as Biotech growth....

joe smith Apr 15, 2015 08:25pm

@Ammar : Very astute observation. US has failures but I guess Pakistan is more advanced.

The good news is no one messes with a nation with nukes. The bad news is if the nation in internally unstable then the nukes may get into the hands of the wrong people.

N.S Apr 15, 2015 08:46pm

@Javed Google search PINSTECH, NESCOM, KAHUTA research labs, Khushab atomic reactors, KAMRA, POF(Pakistan Ordnance Factory), etc and you will know. BTW Pakistan produces everything from fridges, TV sets, microwave ovens, AC's, to Motorbikes(2 million per year, Cars, Trucks, Buses, Tractors, etc. Check out through Google search, I am amazed some Indians and don't know anything about Pakistan.

N.Sid Apr 15, 2015 08:52pm

@Javed Pakistan has 4 Satellites in the space FYI. Badr I, Badr II, launched way back in 95. Then we have PAKSAT I and PAKSAT II, all indigenous developed by SUPARCO. Yes the launch rocket PSLV was Chinese. SUPARCO was established earlier than ISRO , but we didn't have Russians to help us. Now...on the roll again.

Zak Apr 15, 2015 08:57pm

@someone unfortunately, all regional powers in the region are without electricity.

Omar Apr 15, 2015 08:58pm

Must continue to improve our missiles technology. The dividends will result in multiple spin-off industries which in turn will create more employment. I also hope that we increase their range so that the missile technology can be utilized for our civilian space program and allow us to deliver payloads deeper into space for future satellite deployment. Keep up the good work!

mukut Apr 15, 2015 09:01pm

This video looks like from Chinese hills near Myanmar border which they used to test.

man gentle Apr 15, 2015 09:06pm

@Nidhin Olikara Its signal to everyone who want to threat pakistan or doing proxy war against pakistan.

brr Apr 15, 2015 09:07pm

Frankly a thousand more missles will make Pakistan more secure - let Pakistan build all of them. Next will be - how to make money from them - it is called "proliferation". Let Pakistan again start proliferating, like it did before during AQ Khan regime. Finally, what about the people who are proud of such achievements - let them eat grass.

brr Apr 15, 2015 09:09pm

@Talha Ejaz
Great news - the best brains are being used. That leaves the worst brains to handle the other affairs of the country, to solve other problems. Such a wonderful plan to destroy the country - even enemies could not have planned it better.

Shri Apr 15, 2015 09:10pm

@Haider Rehman it is wrong. Science and technology does not occur in comparments like that. India is way ahead in all fields of science and technology. You guys cannot make a railway engine, how can you be better in missiles etc.?

man gentle Apr 15, 2015 09:10pm

@ jj Sherif will run to safe themselves.Its the poperty of Pakistani nation.

man gentle Apr 15, 2015 09:12pm

@Last Word Ask it to your selected PM.Army is utilizing its share.And your share they are accumulating in their swiss account.

sana Apr 15, 2015 09:13pm

@Nidhin Olikara "Is this a signal to India, UAE or to Iran? LOL"

Whoever is thinking about doing something mischievous, i think India ranks number one in that list......

BTW, was anything to laugh about or were you laughing at your own missile program??

Shri Apr 15, 2015 09:14pm

@yousf sattelite is a big thing, they cannot build Railway Engine. This is chinese stuff to put pressure on India. India's missile programme us indigenous.

man gentle Apr 15, 2015 09:15pm

@Tahir Rasul Ask your elected PM.to invest on education.When they are accumulating your money in their swiss account then you shut your eyes.And when Army do something who are our proud of Pakistani nation then you feel something wrong.Next time elect some fair person.

Lucky Star Apr 15, 2015 09:16pm

@yousf Really, needs money.

sana Apr 15, 2015 09:16pm

@raj "Why to waste one missile on name of test,as they already tested several times in china !!"

Pakistan is china's greatest friend unlike someone else, so if it was made in china we would have proudly announced it......that means anyone can unwillingly believe that it's made in Pakistan and successfully tested as well....

man gentle Apr 15, 2015 09:17pm

@Imran It can reach Iran and Israel also.

deva Apr 15, 2015 09:24pm

Why these test conducted? sometime feel it's just to fire to use before expiry

deva Apr 15, 2015 09:25pm

@Ammar good observation. it's more like firing imported missile before expiry

man gentle Apr 15, 2015 09:26pm

@F Ahmed If you are much conscious the ask your ploitician to whom you elect for these demand.

Alam Apr 15, 2015 09:26pm

@raj ...does not matter if made in China, still it scare the enemy

sana Apr 15, 2015 09:26pm

@Shobhit " I am proud of Pakistan !! Now lets make a Railway Engine."

The thing is, we don't make things we can easily buy, so keeping making engines (and please use good material as there quality isn't good) and we'll import it from you.....

p.s., the day Pakistan is denied of giving a railway engine, the next day we'll make it!

BTW why aren't you proud of India??

bullet trn Apr 15, 2015 09:29pm

@Sam Lol you are still able to test china made few thousands kilometer missiles. Forgot mangalyaan ?? India made to travel millions of kilometer. Cheerss

Rohan Apr 15, 2015 09:30pm

@Viking Star In your dreams my friend , Indian economy is much larger and stronger than urs .

man gentle Apr 15, 2015 09:30pm

@Javed Army has every thing what they need.You cannot imagine.

sajan Apr 15, 2015 09:32pm

@Sam First make railway engines then preach to us..

Srini Apr 15, 2015 09:43pm

@Viking Star : Well with the old toys we won 3 wars. remember ? LOL

Amir Indian Apr 15, 2015 09:45pm

really great achievement by Super Power Pakistan. and Indian PM Modi visiting "poor countries" like France, Germany, Canada and signing "useless investment agreements" in the field of Energy, Defense, Space Research, Railways, IT, Medicine, Education, Tourism, Retail, Science & Tech - really poor country, poor work, poor thought, no vision, no aim, no achievement for India.

Srini Apr 15, 2015 09:46pm

@Zak Can your regional power kill simple Polio virus with your missile? just think : LOL

Muhammad iqbal Apr 15, 2015 09:51pm

@Shobhit why make? Import from China

Bernama Apr 15, 2015 10:01pm

This was badly needed to bolster Pakistan's honor and dignity. For a whole week the Arabs were dragging Pakistan's nose through the Arabian sand. Now this shows who is the real boss here!

Raj Apr 15, 2015 10:03pm

well pakistan should be focussing on fixing the economy first...missiles won't feed millions...

centralparktarzan Apr 15, 2015 10:06pm

@Ammar ...how do you know there wasn't a failed test...success sounds better...hahaha

ShahrukhKhan Apr 15, 2015 10:13pm

@Raja Farhat Abbas Do you think that missile development and testing is Armed Forces job?

Saeed Apr 15, 2015 10:30pm

Let's talk about electricity shortage and water scarcity now

nooffence7 Apr 15, 2015 10:40pm

No country other than USA can afford to use nuclear weapons. All the countries that relish the possession of nuclear weapons are big time fools.

KM Apr 15, 2015 10:43pm

@Yasir Khan hmmm hardly 1 I guess.

Gerry dcunha Apr 15, 2015 10:54pm

Less development for the country and it's poor people and more development on military weapons - competition with India? How long are we going to engulf ourself with war threat? Our secret enemies are happy with our self imposed war threat with our neighboring country

Bolt from Blue Apr 15, 2015 10:54pm

Question: Why do we want to test the same missile "successfully" over and over again? Answer: This was actually a training exercise for the army on how to handle the missile, practice makes one perfect...

m Apr 15, 2015 10:55pm

@yousf caz this is a missile not slv..

yoyo Apr 15, 2015 11:05pm

@FARRUKH EJAZ really ????

Sachin Indian Apr 15, 2015 11:10pm

@Yasir Khan

Well none . Congrats for your successful launch.

Sachin Indian Apr 15, 2015 11:12pm

@Haider Rehman

that is a really funny joke !!!!

Omar Apr 15, 2015 11:38pm

I wish Pakistan would tackle poverty, education and infrastructure with the same zeal.

mehboob malik Apr 15, 2015 11:41pm

This is not a toy and is not made only to be kept in stores.

Shahid Apr 15, 2015 11:42pm

@DV as done by India in case of Brahmos

mehboob malik Apr 15, 2015 11:45pm

I am sensing jealousy from the neighbours comments which is quite obvious. Now media is so strong that even a single failed test could not be hidden from them. It is pure professionalism and dedication of Pakistani scientists which have put them much much ahead of our neighbours.

Omar Apr 15, 2015 11:48pm

@raj Good one Raj but atleast Pak scientists have been able to develop so much in lieu to the defence on the country in regards to its hostile neighbors. India granted is far ahead in economic growth but seriously lacks scientific skills to develop any defence mechanisms.

JET LEE Apr 15, 2015 11:51pm

One more toy in the warehouse!!

Dekh Magar Pyaar Se Apr 15, 2015 11:54pm

How many Ghauri Missiles do we have? So far I can recall at-least 4 versions that have been launched

zubaida khan Apr 15, 2015 11:59pm

@Aye jobs, employment. Missiles produced in the country enable scientists, engineers, machinists, and host of others to find meaningful employment.

The US economy is rooted in defense spending.

Made in Pakistan Apr 16, 2015 12:10am

GHAURI is developed by Khan Research Laboratories of Pakistan NOT in China. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghauri_%28missile%29

Viking Star Apr 16, 2015 12:21am

@Rohan Did I talk about economy? No I did not. BTW I often read HT newspaper and I do get info about India and Indian defense. Last month Indian Airforce authorities mentioned they are going way behind China and (even) Pakistan. Our Navy, with French collaboration is making state of the art Submarines and we have updated/modern fleet of fighter Naval ships. Our tanks and missiles are far better than India - in terms of technology. Any independent observer would verify this.

Ali-Indian Apr 16, 2015 12:21am

@Ammar ain't that true and yet there is no single satellite launch !! makes me wonder lol

CYRUS Apr 16, 2015 01:04am

@Fearless

    Why not surprise me with 24 hours of electricity every day.
fakhre alam Apr 16, 2015 01:13am

@Yasir Khan 0

fakhre alam Apr 16, 2015 01:43am

@JET LEE bravo one missile from our store is gone.

anil Apr 16, 2015 01:45am

Congrats. By the way, what is the version of this missile ? Because I have been hearing this name since decade .Being a production engineer, some questions arise like

1> If it is already inducted, then why is it tasted again and again ? Is it a blank trial from production line?

Pakistan should increase defence budget and make it around 10%, so that they can be safe from Indian threat as well a their Internal threats (if any) .

Syed Ganga Din Apr 16, 2015 01:52am

@Ammar : No reporter or any news media in the country has the guts to write about failures. Its all about glorification of sub-standard equipment.

a. khan Apr 16, 2015 02:26am

How many times do we need to test the same missile ? I would expect newer models to have longer range or more powerful engines to carry a heavier payload.

Jalaluddin S. Hussain Apr 16, 2015 02:46am

Compared to defence expenditures, how much money have we spent on welfare of the Pakistani masses during the last 67 years. Are we being helped by our Big Brothers?

Hrleen Apr 16, 2015 03:10am

It is routine test. Pakistan has some degree of missile capabilities. The question mark on its being indigenous or Chinese or North Korean origin does not make a difference in their destructive power. India has already built in this capability in its security doctrine. No worries here. In times to come even if Pakistan becomes stable, it can never match India's resources, budget, technical knowhow infrastructure and its diplomatic and economic clout. It will bleed itself to self destruction via overspending on defence to keep pace with India. The best missile is to leave Kashmir alone, shut off the terror tap and proxies to control Afghanistan or India, and focus on development.

m.mirza Apr 16, 2015 03:30am

@Omar

Fully agree with you.

m.mirza

montreal

usman Apr 16, 2015 05:00am

India also tested missiles but failed lol

AH Apr 16, 2015 05:27am

@brr No, you only need 200-300 best mind people to run the country...we have plenty...what these organizations gets may be 20-30% of the best mind available in Pakistan. A large portion of talented Pakistanis fly out of the country...Unfortunately, our govt official are incapable of handling best mind people...

Avik Ray Apr 16, 2015 05:41am

@Ammar Its a North Korean missile that is given to Pakistan. North Korea tests these, Pakistan just repeats it for the press. So no failure can be explained.

Faisal Apr 16, 2015 05:48am

Pakistan Zindabad.

azhar Apr 16, 2015 05:52am

@Ammar - it has failed, you might have missed those news clips

zf Apr 16, 2015 06:14am

@Nidhin Olikara To all enemies of Pakistan (UAE or Iran is not an enemy).

Akil Akhtar Apr 16, 2015 06:22am

@Alexander They are actually made in Pakistan....We are a smart nation just need to focus on it.

joe Apr 16, 2015 06:35am

@Ehtesham our scientists are NOT on international WANTED list please..

Ghost Apr 16, 2015 06:43am

@all those critics .

As long as india and other enemies do not recognizes us we need to keep testing our necular capabilities and keep them aware. These tests guarantee from any foreign intervention.

Yeh , we do need to focus on other areas like energy and education but not at the cost of our defence ..

China!! yes of course, China is our ally and helped us in more than just that .. But keep that in mind; 'WE HAVE THE SWITCH TO DROP THE NUKE' doesn't matter who helped and who painted

Lucky Star Apr 16, 2015 06:43am

@Gerry dcunha Can move to States if u do not like Pakistan's progress!

dipak Apr 16, 2015 06:51am

common people want bread, roti home education science nd technology schools and colleges power electricity water social wel fare good relationa with neighbours crime free society where any body go to his religious place without fear agriculture and industrial dev. employment and such a atmosphere that no country in the world say a fail state.missiles, fighter jets ot tanks tops will not solve the basic need of people.till date in history such weapons have not been needed for utilise. its a long term unproductve burden to country for maintainance and subordinate protection.

Mandeep Apr 16, 2015 06:51am

@sana Why would anyone deny to sell Railway Engines ? No country of 200 million population would ever want to import even a cycle if it has the know how and infrastructure to make it. You don't have it. Technological excellence cannot exist in silos. India is in business of launching satellites into space with its own PSLV and GSLV. It will have its own navigation system by next year. It reached Mars in very first attempt. There is a close relationship between space science and missile technology. Where does Pakistan stand in space science ? Where has Pakistan demonstrated that it has know how to control launched objects after leaving earth's atmosphere like in case of ballistic missile or when it doesn't leave atmosphere ? There is a cloak of secrecy over missiles programmes leaving it open to as much boasting as you want and that is what you guys are doing. Demonstrate skills in space science that can be verified like India has done and than boast of being ahead of India.

Qamar Faruqui Apr 16, 2015 06:56am

@Nidhin Olikara : Its a signal to all those who want to take Pakistan for granted.

Qamar Faruqui Apr 16, 2015 07:08am

Well done defenders keep it up. Better if we can increase the range to at least 2000 Km.

Muhammad Shoaib Apr 16, 2015 08:47am

Very happy to see successful test missile. Let's make our country proud by mega engineering of railways, transportation, aviation, ships so the depending on our friend nations without taking their help to shows world our economic power too.

Ruhul Apr 16, 2015 10:09am

Pakistan being nuclear power has successfully maintains balance of power. Regional adversaries with accelerative military strength and offensive military doctrines always pose serious threats for the survivability of Pakistan. By looking at the changing international and regional security environment it is essential for Pakistan to secure its territorial integrity, sovereignty both internally and externally. Nuclear weapons in this regard, play a vital role.

Yasir Khan Apr 16, 2015 01:36pm

@umesh g: these weapons are made to secure home land not to invade any other country....stop being worried no one can afford war live and let other live....find like minded people to build perception....i have been in INDIA have many friends discuss issue but don't touch the issue which could harm relation....

honest@mail.com Apr 16, 2015 02:29pm

@A trusted Muslim Just the way you imported the missiles?

Pankaj Apr 16, 2015 06:21pm

@Muhammad Shoaib

Very happy to see successful test missile....

Has anyone of it failed so far? They come pre-tested. Why to waste money, time and a missile? :)

Rao Apr 17, 2015 05:09am

@Khurram Jadoon ....What will be left in the country to defend, when your infrastructure & economy collapses.....Think about it.

Omar Apr 17, 2015 07:20am

@Nidhin Olikara It's strictly for local consumption.These tests are nothing more but a claim of Army being ever vigilant and ready to meet challenge. India and the rest of the world fully knows what these renamed/re branded missiles are truly capable of. Remember Saddam Husseins SCUDs brought down by the Patriot missiles as if taking candy from a child's hand. These are big,lumbering obsolete missiles may have been good back in the 70s.

PrAdeep Apr 17, 2015 08:28am

@Ammar pakistan is no where near to India s defense we r testing intra continental missiles with range of 8000 to 12000 km and look where are you ... First of all u r wasting 4 percent of ur gap and we r using just 2 percent.. Our economy is about two trillion dollars and defense capacity has much larger superiority due to huge spending... TheInternation community and the world is with India and will support India in any matter... And even China will be our ally soon

Ashish Singh Apr 17, 2015 08:54am

Dear All The countries with their own largely homegrown missile systems are able to launch satellites into space, since missile technology can be developed to rockets carrying satellite payloads into space. However if you end up buyingthe missile one you never fail a test and two you just confine yourself to what has been givento you. I do not have some internal news but indication that your missile program is a bought one is quite on the wall. I agree India started with Russin technology in 1970, but was able to launch it's first satellite in 1980, and since then it has been more of a domestic production even after multiple threats and embargoes. Credit be given where it is due...and not where there is mis-information.

dipak Apr 17, 2015 09:02am

@Sam 1971.

hind Apr 17, 2015 09:56am

Pakistan buys weopons from aid money and india by its own. This tells the standings of both the nation.

pushpender Apr 17, 2015 04:13pm

@Shobhit We wish your country's progress.

pushpender Apr 17, 2015 04:21pm

@Lucky Star I am an indian & my whole country accepts that there is a country named Pakistan. It's just drilled into your head,& every country prepares for worst case scenario, so go on, make more missiles, no issue to us.

Patmyownback Apr 18, 2015 08:37pm

@Sam: Yep! A.Q.Khan Industries unlimited! Next week, there will be a minister threatening a 'first strike' nuke attack on most beloved enemy!