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    Pakistan Navy to build nuclear capable submarines.

    One more stunning succces for the PAK military. Our Navy will truly be the best in West Asia.


    http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/


    'Pak Navy can deter any aggression'

    By our correspondent

    KARACHI: Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (0peration) Rear-Admiral M Afzal Tahir has said Pakistan Navy has the wherewithal to stave off any aggression, including the use of nuclear-tipped missiles by the Indian navy. Rear-Admiral Tahir said this when his attention was drawn to the possibilities of use of nuclear missiles, efforts for acquisition nuclear-propelled submarines and possession of a credible platform for the use of nuclear weapons by India.

    Nuclear submarines and missiles were actually the second strike capabilities and could not be taken only against the naval forces; but in view of the varied range of these missiles, it could be said that these were mainly against the land forces, he said, while answering questions at a press briefing on the recently-concluded Seaspark-2001 exercise at Maritime Headquarters, PNS Haider, on Wednesday.

    He also denied Indian navy's claim of imposing blockade of Karachi anytime and said that all this was baseless and aimed at gaining political mileage. To a question, he said that Pakistan Navy's top priority was to get modern frigates, but finance was the major hurdle.

    Earlier, in his formal statement, he said that the inception of nuclear weapons had fundamentally changed the dynamics of military equation in the region. "A potential conflict is more likely to be short and intense due to fear of both sides getting to nuclear threshold," he said. He said that the Indian nuclear doctrine and its ongoing projects that included ATV and installation of cruise missiles on naval platforms were worrisome for Pakistan.

    In the nuclear balance of power, where no clear tilt of technological edge existed on either side, the relative geography placed Pakistan in a disadvantageous position, he said, adding that presently the threat primarily emanated from enemy submarines which were capable of striking onshore with medium range missiles, and from Indian aspiration of achieving longer ranges with more precision in future. However, he pointed out that any adverse situation could be handled in one or more ways.

    About right course of action for Pakistan, he suggested three ways: (a) deterring enemy from employment of platforms carrying strategic weapons by developing proportionate capability, thus achieving parity, (b) neutralising the platform at sea by employing concerted naval offensive elements, and (c) fortifying area and terminal air defences to knock down the incoming missiles.

    He informed the newsmen that Pakistan Navy continued to pursue a discrete professional edge over an otherwise stronger enemy through consistent quest for excellence in naval warfare and operations. The recently-concluded exercise, Seaspark-2001, was a major success as the event enabled us to brush up the PN manpower, sensors and equipment under real-time war situation, he said.

    According to Rear-Admiral Afzal Tahir, Pakistan's maritime compulsions are: (a) critical use of sea routes for essential trade during peacetime and vital supplies during war, (b) to exploit exclusive economic zone covering a 240,000 square kilometres area, due to fast depleting resources on land (c) the limitations imposed by single port complex and the resulting compulsion to provide redundancy, (d) to contend with the overwhelming superior Indian navy, (e) to take notice of the extensive presence of Extra Regional Forces in the Pakistan area of interest in the sea.

    The Pakistan Navy, he continued, was proud to maintain a potent submarine wing, with modern and indigenously-constructed Agosta 90-B submarines. "These undoubtedly give us a clear edge over the enemy, while PN's effective air arm, including state-of-the-art and well-equipped aircraft like P3Cs and Atlantiques," he said.



    #2
    Yes! why not? when the missiles are coming from China and North Korea.

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      #3

      http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/ok.gif
      There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the end the sword will always be conquered by the spirit. --Napoleon Bonaparte

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        #4
        that what india wants pakistan to do .
        spend yourself until you are bankrupt.
        india has to increase nuclear arsenal to massive monstrous proportions

        [This message has been edited by rvikz (edited February 22, 2001).]

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          #5



          Shaukat Aziz says the defence expenditure of Pakistan is 20 per cent of its annual budget. That is in
          terms of share of the expenditure but in terms of revenues minus borrowing it is over 30 per cent.

          The world average for developed countries is 2 to 3 per cent. And the ratio of expenditure has come
          down following the end of the cold war and because of the economic crisis in those countries.

          [This message has been edited by rvikz (edited February 22, 2001).]

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            #6
            Rvikz, put your money where your your mouth is...

            Here is some more info on the testing of Exocet anti-ship missiles.
            http://www.pakdefencenews.org

            ISLAMABAD—With a view to correcting the strategic balance in terms of Naval power in the region and also to flex its muscles before the ever-growing Indian Navy, Pakistan Navy will test-fire medium range anti-ship French missile SM 39 (Exocet) from its prestigious Agosta 90-B submarine on March 4 this year.

            Senior officials at Naval Headquarters while confirming the test-firing of Exocet missile said that the test will have very positive impact on the overall ability and strength of Pakistan Navy in both peace and war time conditions. Exocet will be fired on a ship target from an unknown position in the southern far coast of Indian Ocean and NOTAMS (advance information) have already been sent out to world capitals by Pakistan Navy. As part of its obligation under the Confidence Building Measures Agreement, Pakistan has also informed the Indian authorities about its planned test-firing. Officials at the Naval Headquarters say that the entire Naval Fleet will be involved in the landmark test firing of Exocet with also the involvement of Atlantics aircraft, Sea-kin helicopters as well as the Fokkers for close air vigilance of the area.

            SM-39 is a submarine-launched fire-and-forget missile that can carry high explosive warhead upto 165 kg and the known maximum range is believed to be from 42 km to 70 km. Besides France, Pakistan is the only country to have SM-39 missile that can be launched from a submerged submarine. The Exocet uses the SNPE Naval composite case-bonded sustainer and the SNPE Condor composite propellant. The SM-39 is housed in a VSM (Vehicle Sous-Marine), a water tight, torpedo-shaped which is 5.80m long, weighs 1345 kg, is pressurised to 300 mili bar and is discharged from a submarine torpedo tube. A cold missile will take 2 minutes to launch but a warmed one will take only 1 minute, although in an emergency, launching can be achieved in 20 seconds.

            Exocet has given PN a great boost, it strives badly due to the absence of surface ships. The test-firing of Exocet is also aimed at warding off the false perception that the Indian Navy can affect the economic blockade of Karachi by blocking sea lines of communications.

            Senior officials say that test-firing of Exocet is being conducted not to brow-beat any neighbour but only to test the very new firing systems on Agosta 90-B submarine, PN inducted into service in July 1999 (PNS M Khalid Agosta 90-B has its own fire control system and we require to test its abilities for optimum results).

            In an exclusive interview with Pakistan Observer a senior official said that the new weapon system has been inducted into Pakistan Navy with a purpose and it will have an impact on overall strategic situation in the region. It will give Pakistan Navy a great operational strength to accomplish its missions and tasks. In fact Agosta and Exocet will have very positive impact on PN strength. He said Pakistan Navy has made all necessary arrangements for the safe test firing of the missile. The target will be an old PN ship and the authorities are certain about the success of the mission.

            Exocet was used operationally by Argentina in the South Atlantic conflict of 1982 and by Iraq in the Iran-Iraq war. In the former conflict Exocet set ablaze the destroyer HMS Shefield. Atlantic Conveyor was also hit by Exocet and both sank under tow. In addition destroyer HMS Glamorgan was hit and badly damaged by an MM 38 launched from an ad hoc coast defence battery. In Gulf War the first ship which apears to have been hit by an Exocet was the Liberian bulk carrier Al-Tajdar. The Exocet also completely destroyed Saudi registered tanker Salina al-Arab, south of Kharg Island in 1984. Officials say that Exocet has excellent track record of successful hits and will enhance Pakistan’s naval power manifold as compared to its otherwise large enemy.

            Pakistan Navy has received un-specified numbers of SM-39 along with PNS M Khalid (Agosta 90 B). The submarine has deep diving capability and can take on patrols for more than sixty days. It also possesses state-of-the-art Combat System integrating all available sensors for launching multi-purpose wire-guided torpedoes and sub-launched missiles with battle proven prowess.

            The infrastructure of the submarine systems, weapons and sensors make her state-of-the-art boat which is presently unique (among the conventional boats) and possess unprecedented naval warfare potential.

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              #7
              rvikz now that you have started writing your own stuff for a change instead of your silent cut and pastes, I suggest you take it one step at a time. http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/smile.gif

              You may end up writing more ILLOGICAL rubbish like the following:-


              Shaukat Aziz says the defence expenditure of Pakistan is 20 per cent of its annual budget. That is in
              terms of share of the expenditure but in terms of revenues minus borrowing it is over 30 per cent.

              The world average for developed countries is 2 to 3 per cent. And the ratio of expenditure has come
              down following the end of the cold war and because of the economic crisis in those countries.
              The 20 to 30% is the proportion of total government spending.


              And the 2 to 3% is the proportion of the whole GDP.


              I think if you check the % of total GDP that Pakistan spends on defence it will be below 4%. Nowhere near your 20 to 30%.


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                #8
                mallik the way pakistan's economy is declining bangaldesh is going to overtake
                you.

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                  #9
                  Back to your incoherent one liners I see rvikz. Yep play safe buddy cause you don't wanna write to much in case you get your economic stats wrong again....: http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/hehe.gif

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