Pakistan needs to pursue R&D to hold pursuit of preferred tech. Unfortunately, it's existing techs are on mercy of India's adversaries who determine what is sufficient to be given to counter India.Pakistan should pursue the tech, make it, and don't test it publicly. Let India reveal all her cards. The Chinese are on India's border and it needs to do these things to make its populace feel safe. I hope India and all her allies keep using Pakistan as its yardstick in strategic policy.
It's quite explanatory about how Pakistan got hold of significant knowhows or ballistic & cruise missile systems without any real investment in R&D and why it failed to make any significant progress in these techs or failed to substitute them to develop new techs or diversify missile systems within inventory. Pakistan is far from being a yardstick or fulcrum in anyone's policies, is far away from making any impact to world. Only thing what's true is that it is still not small enough to be ignored.
Western companies expanded in India in 2000s, Indian projects bearing fruits today are all 40-50 years old. Barely any western company which could be helpful to develop any such things has been to India.pakistani policy makers are incompetent, when western companies started moving into india to make it a viable option against china, then at the same time all the necessary tech started flowing into india.
They played a significant role in China's development for sure. Bill Clinton's Laurel satellite scam turned China's space and aviation industry from a nothing to envy for India.
India was sanctioned and treated like North Korea for years by both of them instead for this nuclear test. They made an entire 70 nations group called to put embargo on everyone against selling fissile material to India.bunch of fools pakistani policy makers are, 1972 nuke explosion was with a green signal from the west, tech provided by the west and russia at the same time..
Indian nuke program is as old as 1949. And India STOLE and modified the technology from Canada for which India got decades long sanctions separately.
India wasn't really bigger than Pakistan those days. Our military and economic strengths were very closer in size. And India had to mess up with China in east and UK in far South in Indian Ocean. Soviets submarines entered in last stage when USN's 7th fleet with nuclear flotilla tried to assault India.Pakistan troops were fighting against an enemy 10x bigger and backed by insurgents and in a territory 1000s of KMs away.
Pakistan lost major portions of its urban territories in 1965 and got them back after Tashkent declaration when Soviets intervened. Pakistan later in 1971 lost even much bigger landmass; 15,000 sq. kms only in western sector and got it returned by India as goodwill gesture.The Western sector which is the modern day Pakistan is the ultimate measure of any conflict between India and Pakistan, and Pakistan has never lost here despite being exponentially smaller and poorer than India.
Operation Brasstacks once was rendered to be meant to annex western Pakistan, Pakistan even reached UNSC against an Indian military exercise only in fear of a Blitzkrieg style attack. Indeed west Pakistan too has no chance of standing anywhere below the cover of mountains, just like east Pakistan.
And all these years, Pakistan was richer than India till mid 2000s and continued to match or even outpace Indians in several aspects of wealth & living standards even till 2014-15. Gap between wealths of Indians and Pakistan's became larger thereafter.
Only thing where Pakistan had an excuse was its political instability, coups & powerful terrorist groups against India who never has faced a coup or a real bothering insurgency since 1950. Other being Pakistan always being far behind in technological & academic aspects (which is a part of Pakistan's own priorities).
Issue lies how India & Pakistan see themselves and each other. Pakistan sees itself as a strategic balancer and challenger for India in South Asian region. India sees itself as much more than regional power who doesn't need to compromise with Pakistan or bother about it while doing anything.This is what truly frustrates the Indians. Despite the odds and viciousness of the enemy, Pakistan stands and keeps humiliating a regional bully forthe past 72 years as we saw on Feb 26/27 last year.
February 27 only reflects how easy it has been for Pakistani armed forces to make its populace happy. Engagement on LoC after having a deep air strike (not accounting whether strike was successful), engaging F-16s with sitting MiG-21s, getting eve those chased out by MiGs and finally capturing a pilot. I would bet my money that no would one be able to explain any demonstration of capabilities because there isn't any. In fact, releasing even that POW immediately after war threat and then running around for de escalation doesn't send a hard to understand indication.
"India must refrain from escalating the situation and enter into dialogue with Pakistan and Kashmiris," says minister.
Ambassador Munir Akram says signals from India of "aggressive intent" towards Pakistan are "unmistakable".
Remaining an inactive observer along LoC will be "difficult" if Indian military attacks continue, says Imran.
Ever since this episode has started, I can only see India trying to push for war and Pakistani establishment trying to get out of quagmire.