I'd disagree with you there MK. Remember, that Pakistan will upgrade these subs to carry a portion of its second strike, I think everyone knows that. So to avert any conflict with India, Pakistan's traditional arch rival, these subs would first ensure a serious second strike capability. Which, IMO, would keep a war like scenario away as India would know Pakistan can strike all major trade hubs at will.Hi,
There is an issue with pak navy---. It does not have a potent frigate---. The F22 P are lightweight Frigates---.
Pakistan navy should reconsider the purchase of 8 submarine---and reduce it by 2 or 3 at this time. It should rather invest 1 billion dollars in 2 TYPE 054 Frigates and 3--4 upgraded version of Type F22P class frigates..
Frigates are an issue, but it is a second issue all together. Subs and Frigates are related ONLY because they are Naval assets. Outside of it, the acquisition of Frigates should be done separately and in number, without impacting the sub order. They are both essential, but the subs are a LOT more essential than anything else, simply because they are hidden and they ensure a second strike to many different parts of your traditional enemy that no other platform does.
Not when during an air campaign, the Indian jets take out all or majority of your medium and long range missiles......remember, your country is smaller and it gets monitored by Indian and other satellites that India has access to. So they already know where majority of your missile systems are located at.Not a problem. The missile launched some 300 400 Km from the land will still be able to strike targets 400 Km inland, that is enough..
The Subs are a different story all together. They can "disappear" for long periods of time under water and possess dangerously serious second strike capability that's almost impossible to counter until after launch. Which then gives the other party about 3-4 minutes to react, that is, if they can even identify low flying objects!!