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Tensions are soaring between India and China at their disputed Himalayan border and between India and Pakistan in the volatile Kashmir region. India's attempts to keep up with China in a regional arms race have caused alarm in Islamabad and experts believe Pakistan might try to steal a march on its Indian neighbours while New Delhi focuses its military resources on the remote mountain border to the far northeast.

And, suggesting Pakistan is currently more of a threat to India than China right now, one analyst said: “India’s quest for deterrence stability with China — the ability to have a secure second-strike option against that country — has created crisis instability with Pakistan."

Additionally, Pakistan is one of the nine countries to have developed nuclear weapons and holds a unique strategic advantage over India as, unlike China, it has no clearly defined "no first use" policy, so the threat to potential aggressors is always there.

And while Pakistan’s nuclear capacity may be no match for China's, its array of tactical weapons perfectly suits its needs.

Islamabad’s arsenal of non-strategic nuclear weapons - low-yield weapons weighing less than 10 kilotons - is specifically designed to eliminate military targets on the battlefield such as troop formations, supply dumps and headquarters units.

And the country's Strategic Plans Division Force (SPD) warned its "Full Spectrum Deterrence" policy aimed to bring “every Indian target into Pakistan’s striking range”.

SPD [ex] director Lieutenant General Khalid Kidwai said: “Pakistan has the full spectrum of nuclear weapons in all three categories — strategic, operational and tactical, with full range coverage of the large Indian landmass and its outlying territories. “India would have no place to hide.”

Defence analysts said the Indian army was much larger than Pakistan's and boasts superior equipment but acknowledged Pakistan's tactical nuclear weapons and its lack of a no first use policy would offset its neighbour's military advantage in a conventional war.

Tensions over Kashmir have soared since India moved to take total control over large swathes of the disputed border region more than 12 months ago.

Pakistan's envoy to the United Nations warned last month that the possibility of a war remained high.

 

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Tensions are soaring between India and China at their disputed Himalayan border and between India and Pakistan in the volatile Kashmir region. India's attempts to keep up with China in a regional arms race have caused alarm in Islamabad and experts believe Pakistan might try to steal a march on its Indian neighbours while New Delhi focuses its military resources on the remote mountain border to the far northeast.

And, suggesting Pakistan is currently more of a threat to India than China right now, one analyst said: “India’s quest for deterrence stability with China — the ability to have a secure second-strike option against that country — has created crisis instability with Pakistan."

Additionally, Pakistan is one of the nine countries to have developed nuclear weapons and holds a unique strategic advantage over India as, unlike China, it has no clearly defined "no first use" policy, so the threat to potential aggressors is always there.

And while Pakistan’s nuclear capacity may be no match for China's, its array of tactical weapons perfectly suits its needs.

Islamabad’s arsenal of non-strategic nuclear weapons - low-yield weapons weighing less than 10 kilotons - is specifically designed to eliminate military targets on the battlefield such as troop formations, supply dumps and headquarters units.

And the country's Strategic Plans Division Force (SPD) warned its "Full Spectrum Deterrence" policy aimed to bring “every Indian target into Pakistan’s striking range”.

SPD director Lieutenant General Khalid Kidwai said: “Pakistan has the full spectrum of nuclear weapons in all three categories — strategic, operational and tactical, with full range coverage of the large Indian landmass and its outlying territories. “India would have no place to hide.”

Defence analysts said the Indian army was much larger than Pakistan's and boasts superior equipment but acknowledged Pakistan's tactical nuclear weapons and its lack of a no first use policy would offset its neighbour's military advantage in a conventional war.

Tensions over Kashmir have soared since India moved to take total control over large swathes of the disputed border region more than 12 months ago.

Pakistan's envoy to the United Nations warned last month that the possibility of a war remained high.

China's arsenal is geared towards that of the United States and Western Europe. Pakistan's is solely geared towards that of India. Hopefully Pakistan can continue maintaining its sizable lead over the Indian nuclear arsenal.
 

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Our Nuclear Deterrence is much more advanced than India can even imagine. Just waiting for our MIRV Ababeel to start serial production.
On what parameters Pakistan's Nuclear Deterrence is much more advanced than India can even imagine? Sounds like mere comforting self assurance from a relatively small country fighting a much larger rival.
 

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Article written in British newspaper by a British Author
phoren validation anyone?

Btw, Pakistan posses the same the level of threat to India as China since Chengdu, Hubei or Sichuan etc all pose the same level of threat to India as of whole China :D
 

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Nuclear deterrence will work where rivals understand and appreciate the aftermath of nuclear war.

Unfortunately, Modi and his insane goons do not have that capability to understand.

What do you expect from a chai wala holding fake educational degrees to understand such delicate and crucial matters of the state and the world as a whole?

It is the disastrous mistake of 1billion Hindutva nation to elect such an incompetent and selfish leadership.
 

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