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Pakistan attains ‘second strike capability’ with test-fire of submarine-launched cruise missile

Updated Jan 11, 2017 10:38am


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Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired its first ever nuclear-capable submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-III, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said.

The range of the missile is 450 kilometres, the DG ISPR said.

"The successful attainment of a second strike capability by Pakistan represents a major scientific milestone; it is manifestation of the strategy of measured response to nuclear strategies and postures being adopted in Pakistan’s neighborhood," the military said after the test.

Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa congratulated the team behind the launch and the nation on the development, Maj Gen Ghafoor said.

The missile was launched from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean, Radio Pakistan reported.

It was fired from an underwater, mobile platform and hit its target with precise accuracy.

Babur-III is a sea-based variant of ground-launched cruise missile Babur-II, which was successfully tested earlier in December last.

According to Radio Pakistan, the newly-launched missile has been built with state-of-the-art technology, including underwater-controlled propulsion and advanced guidance and navigation features, augmented by global navigation and terrain and scene matching systems.

Babur-III also features terrain-hugging and sea-skimming flight capabilities to evade hostile radars and air defences, in addition to other stealth technologies.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Zubair Hayat, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah also congratulated the nation on this landmark achievement, the DG ISPR said.


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Gulfraz Jan 09, 2017 05:34pm

Congratulations to the armed forces

tunda Thakur Jan 09, 2017 05:40pm

Yay. Great news.

Asif Kashmiri Jan 09, 2017 05:41pm

Excellent - great going Pak armed forces

Baba bandook Jan 09, 2017 05:38pm

Bravo Pak scientists. Pakistan's missile technology is super. :-)

javed Jan 09, 2017 05:42pm

Congratulations are in order. Good Job!

MohammaD latif Jan 09, 2017 05:46pm

Second strike capability established ::: great achievement

Sher Jan 09, 2017 05:46pm

Many congrats to the R&D team. This is a major milestone in our conventional deterrance capability.

Fayzee Jan 09, 2017 05:43pm

Congratulations to the armed forces and to Pakistani scientists.

Ahsan Ali Jan 09, 2017 05:45pm

Education missile should be the priority

salman Jan 09, 2017 05:48pm

Wow what an accuracy. Great work PN

Atta Ayaz Jan 09, 2017 05:44pm

Congratulations PAKISTAN

Saladite Jan 09, 2017 05:49pm

Excellent news...congrats to Pak on triad deterrence...

salman Jan 09, 2017 05:45pm

@MohammaD latif

Its not second its third. Pakistan can fire cruise missiles from a fighting plane as well (RAAD missile). We also have Chinese C802 cruise missiles which are fired from Navy frigates.

ADNAN MAZHER khan Jan 09, 2017 05:50pm

BRAVO. Great job done.

Sheraz Jan 09, 2017 05:50pm

Wake up dear neighbor, come out of becoming regional police dreaming and embrace the reality and the reality is PAKISTAN IS STRONG & PEACE LOVING COUNTRY.

Gustaakh Jan 09, 2017 05:49pm

Very significant development. This gives Pakistan "Second strike capability" in a nuclear exchange. This is a game changer.

Pagrri Sambhal Jan 09, 2017 05:48pm

Can we lable it as a second strike capability?

a pakistani Jan 09, 2017 05:52pm

Alhamdulillah, all the power to Pakistan and it's brave Armed Forces.

Yasser Jan 09, 2017 05:52pm

Money well spent.... while the general public has no access to a decent health service and education..... lets conquer the world!!

Priorities totally wrong.

xo Chin Jan 09, 2017 05:58pm

Congrats Pakistan.

nature_LOVER Jan 09, 2017 06:00pm

WOW!! Great News

ahmed Jan 09, 2017 06:02pm

This is really impressive and lethal addition. This will definitely shake military doctrine in the region.

China-Beijing Jan 09, 2017 06:06pm


Kashmiri Jan 09, 2017 06:06pm

@Pagrri Sambhal it is actually 3rd strike capability. Missile, airplane and now submarine.

Shahid Jan 09, 2017 06:07pm

Well done Pakistan but why can't we use similar efforts and resources to achieve milestones in other fields of life too. Why, for example, in 70 years, our researchers aren't still able to find research based knowledge to maximize our agricultural output.

Behram Jan 09, 2017 06:10pm

This capability is undoubtedly a commendable achievement.

Sheraz Jan 09, 2017 06:12pm

@Shahid You can ask this question from the politicians my friend. But wait you always have to select Shareefs and Zardaris then I would suggest don't waste your time by asking this question.

tahir Niaz Jan 09, 2017 06:10pm

You know guys that , that is one of best work ever done. 450km is enough for Test and Trials ,

Ali (CA) Jan 09, 2017 06:12pm

Proud of you all. A strong country needs strong defense. A big thanks to the entire team.

Khalistan, east punjab Jan 09, 2017 06:18pm

This is a major development, major breakthrough. Thanks and congrats to those who worked for this achievement. Long live Pakistan!

aman Jan 09, 2017 06:22pm

Alhamdolillah, Pakistan Zindabad. Good job Pak Armed forces.

Muhammad Usman Jan 09, 2017 06:20pm

It will bring arms balance in region.

Faisal Jan 09, 2017 06:23pm

@Ahsan Ali Elect good politicians for that.

Thought Jan 09, 2017 06:22pm

Congrats ,

ghaznavi Jan 09, 2017 06:28pm

This adds to second and third strike capabilities

khanm Jan 09, 2017 06:33pm

what is the need of time is our inner strength, It is in the roots, not the branches, that a tree’s greatest strength lies. unfortunately it has become weaker. when we can make so sophisticated weapons, so complex in design, why can't design the system of check and balance for our government.. Let us kick out all those illiterate from the senate and assemblies and put highly competent to rewrite our constitutions and device a mechanism based on honesty, truth, and justice... let us make sure that constitution is written or amended is not the politicians but by highly qualified think tank... and we will be a great nation and we can hold our heads up high in this world

GS Jan 09, 2017 06:34pm

Good effort !

Shahid Manzoor Jan 09, 2017 06:41pm

Just look at the pin point accuracy of the missile in its terminal phase, such technology is mastered by very few countries in the world.

GK Jan 09, 2017 06:39pm

@khanm " highly qualified think tank... and we will be a great nation and we can hold our heads up high in this world "

When are you getting back the people who have settled abroad... and serving other nations after securing high quality education ? Do you think they don't want to return ?

AXH Jan 09, 2017 06:48pm

Wonderful!!! keep it going.

tariq Jan 09, 2017 06:51pm

@khanm totally agreed with you nation survive without literacy and discipline go see the demo on the roads of big cities. BTW Peshawar and Karachi are the top 10 cities with most pollution

Tahir Jan 09, 2017 06:48pm

Fantastic achievement.... Yet again Pak missile systems are way ahead of India.

A significant milestone has been achieved... Pak now has a second strike capability.

Tahir Jan 09, 2017 06:50pm

Only 5 countries have a cruise missile technology...

Asad Rahman Jan 09, 2017 06:50pm

@Ahsan Ali Did you said exactly these words when MEtro line or orange line was inaugurated ? or when hospitals were being built?
point is: Everything has its own importance..!

Pk Jan 09, 2017 06:54pm

Congrats Pakistan..!!! Every country has a right to safeguard "its" borders.

zain Jan 09, 2017 06:54pm

@Ahsan Ali education bomb has already exploded. These milestones are the result of that.

ali Jan 09, 2017 07:01pm

When I see the situation in Pakistan from abroad two observations are clear. 1. Awesome efficiency of the armed forces and 2. Awful inefficiency of the political and civil service.

Balls deep Jan 09, 2017 06:57pm

Good job!

Yawar Jan 09, 2017 07:01pm

Congratulations for achieving yet another important goal. Keep it up.

Nawaz the Thug Jan 09, 2017 07:02pm

Congratulations !

Ali Jan 09, 2017 07:13pm

This completes Pakistan's air, land and sea launched missile capability. This is good news for regional peace, as it establishes Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) status with India to prevent war. India had defied the world to start nuclear-weapons and missile capability which forced Pakistan to develop the same for self defence.

IMran Jan 09, 2017 07:18pm

Well done to PAK Army. Keep it up good work.

Fredy Jan 09, 2017 07:23pm

Wowwwwwwww!!!!! What precision. Was that real?

Muhammad Arshad Jan 09, 2017 07:28pm

Good one indeed

RAJA CHILL Jan 09, 2017 07:26pm

Good achievement.

shafqat a mir Jan 09, 2017 07:28pm

@Yasser do you know the threats we face?

Faiza Salman Jan 09, 2017 07:28pm

oh wow .. very nice, did think you guys could do that. serious achievement.. Many nations have done it, so you as well.

Sikander Jan 09, 2017 07:30pm

It's one of the great achievement! Long Live Pakistan

Khan Jan 09, 2017 07:33pm

@Sheraz "You can ask this question from the politicians my friend. But wait you always have to select Shareefs and Zardaris"

They're the easy target ain't they? It's like not letting a kid past his teens and then blaming the kid for not getting mature enough .. Let's call spade a spade and blame those military rulers who have ruled this country for decades instead of weak politicians who got their turns merely every couple of years with full veiled interference from the agencies .. It was Zia who created the mess by encouraging madrassas and destroyed the already weak Public schools .. None of them brought any positive change education system or did any thing to control the over population rather did everything to make it worse.

Nkj Jan 09, 2017 07:36pm

@Tahir ' only 5 countries have ...'

The United States, Russia, United Kingdom, Israel, South Korea, Turkey, Greece, Iran, China, Pakistan and India have developed several long-range subsonic cruise missiles. These missiles have a range of over 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) and fly at about 800 kilometres per hour (500 mph).

Check Google for other features and functions each country is having !

Houlbelat Jan 09, 2017 07:47pm

Congratulations Pakistan forces and engineers for this stirling success. May God give continued glories and sleeplessness to enemies.

ADnan 2 Jan 09, 2017 07:52pm

Pakistan will be superpower soon.

Zealot Jan 09, 2017 07:58pm

Well done pak navy and Army!!!!

Mohammad S. Khalid Jan 09, 2017 08:03pm

Bravo; Well done; Keep going.

BABAR Jan 09, 2017 08:14pm

@Nkj i am skeptical about Iran and Greece

ZAK Jan 09, 2017 08:13pm

Well done pakistan.

Sohail Wazir Jan 09, 2017 08:26pm

Alhamdu Lillah. Salute to PAK Armed forces. Congratulations Pakistan.

HK Jan 09, 2017 08:25pm

It's not to point an individual but readers must be aware of the meaning of SECOND STRIKE.

'In nuclear strategy, a second-strike capability is a country's assured ability to respond to a nuclear attack with powerful nuclear retaliation against the attacker. To have such an ability (and to convince an opponent of its viability) is considered vital in nuclear deterrence, as otherwise the other side might attempt to try to win a nuclear war in one massive first strike against its opponent's own nuclear forces.'


kumar Jan 09, 2017 08:26pm


Muhammad Jan 09, 2017 08:26pm

India and Pakistan should use these missiles which they have to target their poor because its obvious that more priority is given to increase nuclear and arms capability rather then using that money to eliminate poverty so might as well throw them on poor to eliminate their misery. This rat race is getting scarier day by day. PS I am a Pakistani and concerned about deteriorating political climate of South Asia

Tariq Shah Jan 09, 2017 08:36pm

MashAllah well done....Very proud. Give the enemy nightmares.

Tariq Shah Jan 09, 2017 08:40pm

@Yasser if you can't defend yourself, you wont need to eat....anything but what your enemy wants you to eat. Wake up.

DIL DIL PAKISTAN Jan 09, 2017 08:39pm

Major acheivement Congrats to whole nation

SHAHZAD Jan 09, 2017 08:47pm

@Khan. Have you ever thought why politician are weak because they are corrupt. They are always on weaker grounds and result is here. Shareef family and zardari are examples. How they can withstand in front of a common person even. I am not exempting generals from corruption but giving the reason why politician have no courage to stand for their power which constitution has given them.

Gangu tailee Jan 09, 2017 08:47pm

Very significant development!

Surya Kant Agrawal Jan 09, 2017 08:47pm

Great technical advancement and superlative achievement. Congratulations... !!!!!!

Desi Dimag Jan 09, 2017 08:50pm

Congrats Pakistan.

rashid nasim Jan 09, 2017 08:52pm

Great news.

Pankaj Jan 09, 2017 08:55pm

Congratulations to Pakistan for its achievement,

Shah Jan 09, 2017 09:08pm

Congratulations. What a video. Pakistan Zindabad.

arshad Jan 09, 2017 09:16pm

Long live Pakistan and its Armed Forces.

Manju Jan 09, 2017 09:25pm

Congratulations to Pakistan for this missile

greywolf Jan 09, 2017 09:27pm


HS Jan 09, 2017 09:37pm

That's how it's done!

Saadat Jan 09, 2017 09:45pm

This just made my day :)

Shafiq Shah Jan 09, 2017 09:49pm

@Ahsan Ali

I agree with you. But when your enemy is knocking at your door, priorities change. Freedom has a price and that is the price we are paying.

NK Jan 09, 2017 09:56pm

@Shahid "Well done Pakistan but why can't we use similar efforts and resources to achieve milestones in other fields of life too. Why, for example, in 70 years, our researchers aren't still able to find research based knowledge to maximize our agricultural output"

That is because Pakistan is trying to fight an imagined enemy although it's two enemy is internal.

Anon Jan 09, 2017 10:08pm

Wow !

manoj Jan 09, 2017 10:20pm

Seems a good development other countries should now stop providing aid to Pakistan as Pakistan has the capacity to develop its own missile now.

Lakhkar Khan Jan 09, 2017 10:18pm


Pakistani Army

ZUlfiqarv Jan 09, 2017 10:21pm

Many many congratulations to Pak Army and Pak nation.

Tahseer Jan 09, 2017 10:34pm

@Tahir India tested its sub-launched missile in 2014 that can hit targets 3000 km away. Get the facts right.

ahsan7979 Jan 09, 2017 10:43pm

Nice job! Now the need is to increase the range of this missile.

Raja Farhat abbas Jan 09, 2017 10:48pm

@Yasser ...Defence of the homeland always comes first,without strong defence we have nothing.

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Jan 09, 2017 10:54pm

Great job I'm proud of our Armed forces.

Now lets worry about poor for once, we can't have Hatfs and Agnis for two times meals who our poor folks are hungry in Indo/Pak.

Pk Jan 09, 2017 10:55pm

What sometimes I fail to understand is..though we can make world class missiles, why can't we make a rail engine?

ALi Jan 09, 2017 11:04pm

Well done , Pakistan Zindabad

atif Jan 09, 2017 11:03pm

@Ahsan Ali the ones who are involved are educated else would not be is education that made possible.

Gulzar Qureshi Jan 09, 2017 11:11pm

Superb show of power and technique. Conratulations Pakistan.

Pk Jan 09, 2017 11:11pm

Our missile tests have never ever failed. Congrats to our brilliant scientists for such amazing feat.

Omar Jan 09, 2017 11:18pm

Great news. Now we need to work on the range. Hope to see ranges in excess of 2000 kms in the near future to ensure that they can be fired from long distances. Keep up the good work!

Imran khan Jan 09, 2017 11:17pm

Long Live Pakistan And its Army!

sohail Jan 09, 2017 11:27pm

We need same dedication for eradicating load shedding and against corruption.

onlineshenanigans Jan 09, 2017 11:33pm

@Sheraz nice.

hamza Jan 10, 2017 12:15am

im sooo Happy Alhamdulilah keep it up huge shout out to brain behind theses projects love scientists

Voice of Reason Jan 10, 2017 12:57am

Can I ask a question of the Pakistani commentators here? Why is the enthusiasm so great when there is a story about weapons? I wonder about the priorities that so many people have?

How many here were patriotic enough to pay taxes that support the country? How many refuse to take part in corruption? How many to turn against injustice or intolerance? This is a enthusiasm that will turn around the country.

Orange Man the Brute Jan 10, 2017 01:02am

@Ahsan Ali : I like your "education missile"policy! Please tell the world how Pakistan's children who lack schools and teachers will be educated by this missile. Thank you.

Orange Man the Brute Jan 10, 2017 01:06am

@natureLOVER: How much marine life will be destroyed by each launch, 'natureLOVER'?

Orange Man the Brute Jan 10, 2017 01:10am

@Muhammad Usman ; but no escalation?

Orange Man the Brute Jan 10, 2017 01:17am

@BABAR : Skepticism is good as a philosophy in one's life!

Adnan Jan 10, 2017 01:32am

Will done pak. Now fight curruption to win among nations.

Anjan Jan 10, 2017 02:12am

Well done Pakistan. Congratulations!

Beefeater Jan 10, 2017 02:59am

Pakistan "Zindabad!"

Ashamed pakistani Jan 10, 2017 05:11am

How many poor can be fed by this missile!!!

Amin Kalimuddin Jan 10, 2017 06:25am

Armed forces have always done good, considering what we started with. It is always the civilian governments (Crooks) keeps Pakistan in a bad shape.

Syed Abbas Jan 10, 2017 07:07am

This is a great work by the great team.

chinku Jan 10, 2017 07:51am

@Sheraz -> china as regional neighbour is very worried

Zafar Usmani Jan 10, 2017 08:24am

@Yasser I agree that the priority should be education and health, but with the Indian designs to undo Pakistan looming over us, this money spent was the only amount left to be doing vertex to the said priorities? Why don't you protest to get the looted billions back from are so called leaders and diverted to these priorities? As far as my opinion goes, we should strengthen our survival first. Decent health and education can only be sought if Pakistan is there.

J Jan 10, 2017 08:39am

@GK India recognizes its diaspora as one of its greatest assets. Pakistan has 200 million people living within who are smart and capable. Stop looking for excuses. By the way, great achievement by the Pak military.

Smart Solutions Jan 10, 2017 08:54am

Excellent work. Congratulations to all involved in this highly technical achievement.

Ind Jan 10, 2017 09:45am

Well done team behind it. Congratulations to Pakistani Nation

Definitely It will bring more peace and stability in the region

Mohammad Qader Jan 10, 2017 09:45am

Good job! But start focusing on electric power generation to make the country self reliant on its energy needs and its economic development!

Chris Jan 10, 2017 09:50am


Masood Jan 10, 2017 09:52am

Congratulations Matter of great pride! Will help in keeping the balance of power in the region to an appropriate level !!

Valiya Jan 10, 2017 10:11am


Suren Sahni Jan 10, 2017 10:19am

@Nkj Most of those countries are under massive debt US $16 Trillion China $14 Trillion others are near bankruptcy.

Joseph Jan 10, 2017 10:24am

If it is for detente or deterrence it may be OK, but the first priority should be peace and well being of people, and that can be achieved by economic decisions like CPEC, CPEC is like a great economic hole where each nation can enter and benefit.

SHAHZAD Jan 10, 2017 10:32am

Well done Pakistan!

SHahzeb Jan 10, 2017 11:59am

Achievement unlocked.

Mashahallah Jan 10, 2017 12:38pm

Heartiest Mubarakbaad to all my brother Pakistanis

Dr. Kent B Huzen Jan 10, 2017 02:39pm

Wonderful news... Congrats Pakistan

Saad Jan 10, 2017 03:02pm

Great work

kanwarch Jan 10, 2017 04:02pm

@khanm Totally agreed. Our armed forces and scientists have made us proud and now it is our collective responsibility to get rid of corruption mafia and elect honest and capable leaders who care for this country and not only their families and cronies. Responsibility lies with us now.

SheryaR DAMANI Jan 10, 2017 04:05pm

Shabash Jawano !!! Congrats to whole nation :)

aj Jan 10, 2017 04:18pm

@Sheraz Thebest comment

Khwarazmi Jan 10, 2017 04:43pm

This is a stopgap solution. Pakistan needs a minimum of three nuclear submarines with ICBMs.

Kirtimaya Varma Jan 10, 2017 04:41pm

Congratulations to Pakistan,

Pakistani Jan 10, 2017 04:41pm

It was a matter of when, not if, that Pakistan was going to do this test.

Khwarazmi Jan 10, 2017 04:43pm

@Shahid This has been achieved by professional people working in a professional institution: the armed forces. Wjat you are saying falls under the civilian institutions which are known for corruption.

Monsieur S Jan 10, 2017 05:19pm

wow, never seen a missile launched from a submarine

Truth Jan 10, 2017 05:42pm

I would be very happy, if it would be real.

vorshal Jan 10, 2017 06:36pm

@Truth = Me, too!

ABDUL MUQTADIR Jan 10, 2017 07:44pm

@ZAK I wish you could say the same about Pakistan providing Safety, decent infrastructure, Health, Environment, clean water and to its citizens as Arms race will not allow this.

Anupam Jan 10, 2017 08:19pm

Wow!! Another great news after pak won the world cup last year and with 4 Olympic golds and 2nd overall podium finish, second strike nuclear capability and successful mission to Jupiter and CPEC and pakistani film winning the oscar 3rd year in succession and the pakistani girls winning the Miss Universe crown 8th time in a row. This is great news and pakistan is truly a superpower. Tons of love.

zak Jan 10, 2017 08:33pm

@ABDUL MUQTADIR On this we are still better than our poverty stricken neighbors who brutalize kashmir and refuse to resolve it after 70 years ,yet spend billions on arms running up debt of $500bn

Imran Jan 10, 2017 10:33pm

What a terrific news!! Waiting for it since long. Congrats to all Pakistanies.

TA Jan 11, 2017 02:38am

@Ahsan Ali :

I guess this work is act of Educated people unless your forced to convince yourself that if was developed by ignorant people?

Sajid Rafique Jan 11, 2017 07:21am

Now design a missile which, when dropped on enemy territory , will make them all friends instead of killing them .

Muzafar Jan 11, 2017 07:43am

@Sheraz well said!

SunnyBeach Jan 11, 2017 10:53am


Name Shake Jan 11, 2017 12:25pm

@Sajid Rafique This is the best comment ever made.

Muhammad Saleem Munshi Jan 11, 2017 02:30pm

Well done the increase in defense capability is exponential very soon I believe we would achieve all strike capabilities. But these are for the external enemies, what are we doing for our internal issues nothing at all. All kinds of game changers and cosmetic props promising some sort of distant utopia but nothing here nothing now.

Ed Khan Jan 11, 2017 02:36pm

National security is important! good job!

ahmed Jan 11, 2017 03:11pm
  1. congrats.
  2. where is first strike capability
  3. how much the physical part , GPS, electronics is imported and amassing, maintaining, running, excecuting and overall net effect of this system.
  4. we need economy, education, health , safety, social improvement. those are fundamentals to modern power houses.
KhwarAzmi Jan 11, 2017 04:26pm

Pakistan need minimum 3 nuclear submarines with MIRV tipped ICBMs so one is always deployed when two are undergoing service. This will be a real strategic deterrence. Putting small tactical missiles on diesel submarines do not give strategic deterrence.

INDIAN Jan 11, 2017 07:09pm

Very good. Keep it up.

ahsan7979 Jan 11, 2017 07:20pm

@Nkj Perhaps you should check your facts. Greece has Submarines that fire from under the water? India? Are you kidding?

Masoud Jan 11, 2017 08:52pm

"@ahmed: we need economy, education, health , safety, social improvement. those are fundamentals to modern powerhouses" TRUE but in today's world when every big country is teeth & muscles need for security supersedes many rights.

Gh Jan 11, 2017 10:50pm

World knows the truth.

ABDUL MUQTADIR Jan 12, 2017 01:58am

@salman Have you pondered if we have clean water, electricity, paved roads, Education, Health centers/decent hospitals and clean air and environment and safet on streets to citizens?

ABDUL MUQTADIR Jan 12, 2017 02:05am

@Masoud So, according to you in this time and age, let the people live below civilized life without clean drinking water, electricity, roads, clean air, no health institutions but we should live on borrowed money and US Aid and spent that all on Armed Forces and these missiles etc or F16 or Tanks and fight enemies created by bad diplomacy or no diplomacy?

Shaz Jan 12, 2017 04:16am

Simply Awesome, much needed as well at times of aggression by others.

I2t Jan 12, 2017 05:52am

How is it possible that original research and development in missile technology never fails. All advanced countries have had failures while Pak experiments are always 100% success. What's the reason behind it.

Mirza Ali Jan 12, 2017 08:46am

@Shahid This is just video recording produced in a lab. Once food can be produced in a lab video, roads and hospitals constructed in a lab video and people educated in a lab video, Pakistan will be the envy of the world. Till then, we can be happy watching bollywood and our own ISPR videos. People have crooked minds to cheat the common man after spending billions of Ruppees in the name of defence.

HK Jan 12, 2017 03:10pm


Second Strike doesn't mean having different modes of transportation for the war head as you mentioned. It is about having the ability to respond back if subjected to nuclear attack - GOD forbids such a scenario.

It is to understand aircrafts, submarines, missiles and others are component of Second Strike rather than rather than elevated categories of Strike as First, Second, Third and so on.

In short First Strike is the country that initiate nuclear attack. Second Strike is the ability to sustain nuclear attack and able to Strike back with nuclear warhead.

BAXAR Jan 12, 2017 06:57pm

@Sajid Rafique "Now design a missile which, when dropped on enemy territory , will make them all friends instead of killing them." US dropped a bomb in Japan in 1945. Today Japan and US are best friends. Sorry for my cynicism.

iqra khalid Jan 12, 2017 09:00pm

Congratulations to the armed forces and to Pakistani scientist ..Great job