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  1. Falcon29

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    I have a question and I apologize if this had been asked before me. But, what is the range of Pakistan's WMD capability and do they purposefully keep it at the range? Can they increase it?
     
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    The longest range nuclear ballistic missile currently operation with the Pakistan's Strategic Forces Command (Army) is the Shaheen-2, capable of hitting targets up to 2000 km away with a payload capacity of ~1000 kg.
    Yes, we can.
     
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    In Ballistic missiles, Only target coordinates are fed and on the bases of target co-ordinates Ballistic missile made decision on it's own to follow trajectory of x degree and release payload at x height or it is also fed in it to follow the trajectory of x degree and would release it's first stage at such height second stage at that height and warhead at that height?
     
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    Nuclear Scientist Dr Samar Mubarik Discusses Pakistan's Defence Potential Part3 - YouTube

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    Request you to kindly listen the attached video interview (an old video of late 2008 i think) of Samar Mubark in which @ 2:00 during elaboration of cruise missile of Pkaistan he said "We have missile of 700 KM range that could be fired from sea"

    As far as I know Babar is a land base missile and "we have no modified sea based assets available" to use Babaer as Sea Launch missile so ........... this thing is confusing me, would appreciate if you could help .....

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    Yes, Babur "can" be launched from a submarine, but not just yet. Efforts are ongoing in this regard.
    No major modification of submarines is required for launching Babur SLCM, as its diameter allows it to be launched through the 533mm standard torpedo tubes.
     
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    6.

    World nuclear forces

    Overview

    At the start of 2013 eight states possessed approximately 4400 operational
    nuclear weapons. Nearly 2000 of these are kept in a state of high operational
    alert. If all nuclear warheads are counted—operational warheads, spares,
    those in both active and inactive storage, and intact warheads scheduled for
    dismantlement—the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France,
    China, India, Pakistan and Israel together possess a total of approximately
    17 270 nuclear weapons (see table 6.1).

    All five legally recognized nuclear weapon states, as defined by the 1968
    Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Non-Proliferation
    Treaty, NPT)—China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA—appear determined
    to remain nuclear powers for the indefinite future. Russia and the USA
    have major modernization programmes under way for nuclear delivery
    systems, warheads and production facilities (see sections I and II in this chapter).
    At the same time, they continue to reduce their nuclear forces through
    the implementation of the bilateral 2010 Treaty on Measures for the Further
    Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START) and
    through unilateral force reductions. Since the nuclear weapon arsenals of
    Russia and the USA are by far the largest, one result has been that the total
    number of nuclear weapons in the world has been declining. The nuclear
    arsenals of the other three legally recognized nuclear weapon states are considerably
    smaller, but all three states are either deploying new weapon
    systems or have announced their intention to do so (see sections III–IV). Of
    the five legally recognized nuclear weapon states, China is the only one that
    appears to be expanding the size of its nuclear arsenal.

    The availability of reliable information about the nuclear weapon states’
    arsenals varies considerably. France, the UK and the USA have recently disclosed
    important information about their nuclear capabilities. In contrast,
    transparency in Russia has decreased as a result of its decision not to publicly
    release detailed data about its strategic nuclear forces under New START,
    even though it shares the information with the USA. China remains highly
    non-transparent as part of its long-standing deterrence strategy, and little
    information is publicly available about its nuclear forces and weapon production
    complex.

    Reliable information on the operational status of the nuclear arsenals and
    capabilities of the three states that have never been party to the NPT—India,
    Israel and Pakistan—is especially difficult to find. In the absence of official

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    declarations, the available information is often contradictory, incorrect or
    exaggerated. India and Pakistan are both expanding their nuclear weapon
    stockpiles as well as their missile delivery capabilities, while Israel appears to
    be waiting to see how the situation in Iran develops (see sections VI–VIII). A
    ninth state—the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North
    Korea)—has demonstrated a military nuclear capability. However, there is no
    public information to verify that it possesses operational nuclear weapons
    (see section IX).

    The raw material for nuclear weapons is fissile material, either highly
    enriched uranium (HEU) or separated plutonium. The five nuclear weapon
    states have produced both HEU and plutonium. India, Israel and North Korea
    have produced mainly plutonium, and Pakistan mainly HEU for weapons. All
    states with a civilian nuclear industry are capable of producing fissile materials
    (see section X).


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    nuclear competition between the two countries.
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    You mad brother?! :eek: America has only about 3ooo cruise missiles..howcome Pakistan has the biggest no. Of cruise missiles in the world?
     
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    Pakistan's problem is that we have submarine launched nuclear cruise missiles... but we don't have a missile launching submarine :p
     
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    Yes Pakistan does. Pakistan Navy's Diesel-Electric Submarines (Agosta 70s and 90Bs) have 533mm torpedo tubes, which can launch Babur SLCM (520mm).
     
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    Waisee yaraaa have we come up with some indigenous torpedoes or whatever arsenal our subs use is sourced from abroad ? :unsure:
     
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    No, not that I know of.
     
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