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Pakistan Tests Medium-Range Nuclear-Capable Missile

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posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 02:01 AM
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from World - Reuters
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan test-fired on Wednesday a nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface ballistic missile, capable of hitting targets deep inside arch-rival India.
The military said Pakistan had informed neighboring countries about the test -- a practice also observed by India, which regularly tests its own nuclear-capable missiles.
"Pakistan today carried out a successful test fire of its indigenously developed, medium-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Hatf-IV Shaheen-I," it said in a statement.
"The missile is capable of reaching targets up to 700 kms (430 miles) and can carry nuclear and other types of warheads," it said.
On Nov 29, Pakistan test-fired a short-range, nuclear capable Hatf-III Ghaznavi with a range of 290 km (181 m

That is disturbing news.
Many countries are testing their newest weapons lately - are we facing beginning of new cold war??




posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 03:22 AM
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Pakistanis have yet to make their minds up about what the partial Indian troop withdrawal from disputed Kashmir means for prospects of lasting peace in the subcontinent.
Does it amount to the most dramatic breakthrough to date, since Pakistan's President, Pervez Musharraf, and the then Indian premier, Atal Behari Vajpayee, vowed in January to work towards a solution to the 57-year-old dispute?

Or is it a calculated move by the Indian government to provide some relief to battle-weary Kashmiris without actually addressing any of the substantive points of disagreement with Pakistan?

President Pervez Musharraf's radical proposals to bring an end to the long-festering Kashmir dispute with India have taken people on both sides of the border by surprise.

I remember him being a terrorist too...befor the war in Afganistan Broke out,The U.K. & The U.S. weren't quite pleased with his actions,but over night He Becam their Best allie.....



posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 03:26 AM
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Originally posted by Horus_Re
Pakistanis have yet to make their minds up about what the partial Indian troop withdrawal from disputed Kashmir means for prospects of lasting peace in the subcontinent.
Does it amount to the most dramatic breakthrough to date, since Pakistan's President, Pervez Musharraf, and the then Indian premier, Atal Behari Vajpayee, vowed in January to work towards a solution to the 57-year-old dispute?

Or is it a calculated move by the Indian government to provide some relief to battle-weary Kashmiris without actually addressing any of the substantive points of disagreement with Pakistan?

President Pervez Musharraf's radical proposals to bring an end to the long-festering Kashmir dispute with India have taken people on both sides of the border by surprise.

I remember him being a terrorist too...befor the war in Afganistan Broke out,The U.K. & The U.S. weren't quite pleased with his actions,but over night He Becam their Best allie.....


I am not the most informed on this subject (im 15 give me a brake) but do you think we will now see an up in nuclear production from india? And who backs indias production becouse i am fairly sure its no the United States?

[edit on 8-12-2004 by zi2525]



posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 04:14 PM
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zi2525...here you go man..just because it's you I looked up some facts for thee..


India and the European Union have launched a 'strategic partnership' deal which officials say will significantly boost their relationship.
This will culminate in India having the same relations with the EU as the US, Canada, China and Russia.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, says he warmly welcomes the move. It will come into full effect next year.

The EU is a leading foreign investor in India, although it ploughs far more investment into China.

'Natural partners'
"In recognition of India's growing stature and influence, the EU has proposed a strategic partnership with India. This will be formalised during the summit," Mr Singh said, referring to the talks he is attending in Holland.

The prime minister described the EU and India and "natural partners".

The partnership is due to be introduced in stages and is due to be fully in effect by January, 2005.

The agenda for Mr Singh's talks in Holland includes globalisation, terrorism, nuclear proliferation, energy and trade issues.

He is expected to hold talks with his Dutch counterpart, Jan Peter Balkenende, and meet separately with European Commission President Romano Prodi during his visit.

"The relationship between the European Union and India should be of the same parity, density and quality as we have with the US, Canada, China and Russia," said Francisco da Camera Gomes, head of the EU's India delegation.

EU officials say that developing closer relationships will be a key part of the strategic relationship which is in effect an action plan to be approved when EU and Indian leaders stage their next annual meeting in 2005.



posted on Dec, 9 2004 @ 06:58 AM
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Pakistan requires nuclear deterance much more than India..because they're hopeless outnumbered in conventional terms..good strategists and fighter pilots they've got though
As for a cold war, nobody is selling arms and ammunition to Pakistan that can compare to the Indian build up..India has got to worry about china too...so its pretty much one sided...thats why pak needs the nukes and the nukes with 1500km range...



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