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Pakistan took right direction in acquiring nuclear prowess: Pak Gen

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    Pakistan has taken the right direction in strengthening its defence and acquired nuclear prowess to avoid being coerced, a top Pakistan Army official said on Monday.

    Addressing a seminar, "Understanding Strategic Coercion in the Realm of Hybrid Gray Conflict: Implications for Pakistan", Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat said,"Beginning as early as the partition, coercive statecraft and hostility from our neighbour is not new."

    "However, with the accession of hyper-Pakistan had taken the right direction and strengthened its defense. We continue to build our Minimum Credible Deterrence. A Nuclear power of 2020 million cannot be coerced," he said.

    He said with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the evolving dynamics of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Pakistan was set to play an important role. "We succeeded in the past, we'll succeed in the future," he added.

    In the prevailing international environment, the subject of the seminar, organised by the Institute of Strategic Studies Ismalabad, was of great relevance and interests to Pakistan because "it was enduring a subtle and, at times, not so subtle strategic coercion," he said.

    "In fact, it was not just Pakistan but the entire region was subjected to the strategic coercion and even the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) had become a hostage to this phenomenon," said Gen Hayat.

    Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Baloch nationalist and the arrest of Indian national Kalbhushan Yadav, are all manifestation of this evolving challenge," he said.

    The General said that the strategic coercion was undermining the regional strategic calculus and negatively affecting the internal politics as well, and to ward off the spectre of strategic coercion in the realm of hybrid warfare, new methods and modalities were required.

    "We have taken the direction and come a long way in establishing and strengthening our defense. We fought off the scourge of terrorism, not only physically, but emotionally and psychologically as well," he said.

    Apart from Gen Hayat, Leonid Savin from geopolitical analyst, Russia; Ikram Sehgal, defense and security analyst; and Lt. Gen. (Retd) Naeem Khalid Lodhi, former defense secretary.

    Savin said that the concept of gray hybrid conflict was a western construct and the rest of the world should come up with its own narrative.

    "Before 2014, hybrid warfare was discussed mostly in military affairs but, after the Ukraine crisis, it has expanded to the political domain as well," he said.

    Sehgal described hybrid warfare as a mix of all the linear and non-linear, kinetic and non-kinetic warfare whose all components were inter-connected, applied simultaneously and adopted likewise in time and space.

    "Propaganda, social implosion and cyber warfare are some of its expressions," he said.

    Lt. Gen. Lodhi said that hybrid warfare was an acme of strategy to win a battle without fighting. He said that it was unleashed to impact worldviews, politics, culture, social bonds and economy.

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    nukes keep us alive its true but disputes force us to be having nukes
     
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    This weapon is the guarantee for safety, specially when others wants certain people to not retaliate not even with stones and make them incapable of any retaliation upon any kind of violations/tyranny on these people whether it is burning their homes/rapes/ arbitery detentions/snatching their land/occupying their land/ dividing their land/plundering their natural resources/ forcing them to follow their lifestyle/ finally doing things at their wits and fantasies with these people upon the order of their boss Satan.

    Muslims shouldn't retaliate upon any oppression which is against the very basic human nature, they should be incapable to retaliate of any sort not even in peaceful manner otherwise they are termed terrorist/extremist and oppressed more. This is the fundamental thinking of Judeo-christian alliance oppressors including the neighbor right wing organisation for forcing Muslims to follow their own lifestyle and renounce/adulterate Islam.

    It is their dream to control Muslims/their religion, Seeing everywhere and everything feel very happy that this is the best thing happened with Pakistan! Salute to the courageous/intelligent/leaders/all those involved to make this reality for Pakistan.
     
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    dUE TO nUKES PEOPLE LIKE mANZOOR pASHTEEN GET A JOB FROM iNDIA...
     
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    Hm... Spin off?
     
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    And nuclear prowess does absolutely nothing to counter any of these potent weapons, specially social implosion.

    (BTW, the granddaddy of them all is economic warfare.)
     
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  7. Waqas

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    After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Ukraine held about one third of the Soviet nuclear arsenal, the third largest in the world at the time, as well as significant means of its design and production. 130 UR-100N intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) with six warheads each, 46 RT-23 Molodets ICBMs with ten warheads apiece, as well as 33 heavy bombers, totalling approximately 1,700 warheads remained on Ukrainian territory.

    In 1994 as per the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances Ukraine agreed to destroy these weapons, and to join the treaty of Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) as a non nuclear member state, the memorandum contained the following two major points:

    1. The Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America reaffirm their commitment to Ukraine, in accordance with the principles of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, to respect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine.

    2. The Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America reaffirm their obligation to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine, and that none of their weapons will ever be used against Ukraine except in self-defence or otherwise in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.

    In 2014, Russian forces invaded and annexed Crimea from a non nuclear NPT member state called Ukraine, had they kept their nukes and still continued to develop them further today their territorial integrity would not have been threatened, but instead they believed in goodwill and unicorns.

    This world is the survival of the fittest, if you have the strength you live and thrive but if you have none you die.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_Ukraine
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest_Memorandum_on_Security_Assurances
     
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    But it's the Pakistani State that wields nuclear weapons, not the people oppressed by the it (whose misdeeds you well describe). Perhaps if Z.A. Bhutto's original visions of civilian control of nukes and a civilian-run security force to check the military had been realized this would be different but those things did not happen.
     
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    Oppressed by whom, those supported by the West; isn't???. This is all in all answer without any details.
     
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    The National Command Authority (NCA), is the apex civilian led command to oversee the employment, policy formulation, exercises, deployment, research and development, and operational command and control of Pakistan's nuclear arsenals.

    NCA consists of an Employment Control Committee and a Development Control Committee, as well as the Strategic Plans Division which acts as its Secretariat.
    • The Employment Control Committee is chaired by the head of the Government and include the Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Deputy Chairman) Defence, Interior, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), Services Chiefs, Director-General of Strategic Plans Division (Secretary) technical advisers and others, as required by the Chairman.
    • The Development Control Committee is also chaired by the head of Government and includes CJCSC (Deputy Chairman), Services Chiefs, Director-General of Strategic Plans Division and representatives of the strategic1 organisations and, the scientific community. This Committee controls the development of strategic assets.
    • The Strategic Plans Division, headed by a senior army officer, was established in the Joint Services Headquarters under the CJCSC to act as the Secretariat for the NCA and perform functions relating to planning, coordination, and establishment of a reliable command, control, communication, computers and intelligence network.

    Now my question for you, Which military and civilian department controls, manages and develops Israels nuclear warheads respectively?, Why haven't they acknowledged to the world that they possess nuclear warheads?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Command_Authority_(Pakistan)
    https://fas.org/nuke/guide/pakistan/agency/nca.htm
     
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    civil government of that time was corrupt its better to keep them off from Nukes .
     
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