Pakistan tests nuclear-capable ballistic missile days after archenemy India’s launch

(CBS/AP) ISLAMABAD - Pakistan successfully launched an upgraded ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead Wednesday, days after its neighbor and archenemy India conducted its own missile test, the Pakistani military said. The Hatf IV Shaheen-1A missile was launched into the sea, the military said in a written statement. It was described as an intermediate-range missile having a longer range th ...

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None care if a soldier dies

By Brig Asif Haroon Raja Another day for Siachen victims yet no survivors, but who cares if a soldier dies. They callously say, this is what they are paid for. India's close friends Asma Jahangir and Najam Sethi and their types are worried about Pakistan's defence budget. Hamid Mir is not happy with the ISI because his master America is unhappy with this organization. Kashif Abbasi is angry why a soldier de ...

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South Asian neighbours after Siachen tragedy

By Dr Raja Muhammad Khan Under extreme weather, Pakistan Army's courageous men are continuing search for their 138 colleagues, who became prey of a cruel avalanche, in the late hours of night in Gayari sector of the Siachen Glacier. As per the latest press release of ISPR: "The weather remained very harsh and posing serious challenges to the men and machines working at the avalanche site alike". Nevertheles ...

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Increase in Indian defence spending and poverty

By Afia Ambreen Recently, Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the 2012-13 budget to Lok Sabha, including a defence component of Ind Rs 1.93 trillion, or $40 billion, which is up 17 per cent on the previous year, and which once again indicates definitively India's war-mongering and attempts to ignite an arms race in the region. The rationale being given by the Finance Minister for the increase ...

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Security implications of Indo-Pak trade

By Mohammad Jamil B. Raman, former Additional Secretary in cabinet secretariat of the Government of India and former head of the counter-terrorism division of India's external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) has raised the question of 'Security implications of economic relations with Pakistan'. He categorized the implications as low, medium and high. Under the head of low implications h ...

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Indian Strategic Move – Agni Missile–V Test

By Zaheerul Hassan On 19 April 2012 India entered Into Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Club after successful testing Agni-V. The three-stage, 17-metre tall Agni-V, weighing 50 tones, is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead of 1.1 tonne. It is the most formidable missile in Indian arsenals which cover a range of more than 5000 Km. Agni-V, painted in white and black with an orange ribbon across, l ...

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Pakistan to help extricate than reinforce ISAF

By Asif Haroon Raja Among the seven agreements made by Gen Musharraf with Washington in September 2001, free passage of NATO containers from Karachi Port to Afghanistan via Torkham and Chaman and also air supplies were included. But for the supply routes, the ISAF couldn't have sustained war on terror in Afghanistan and also conducted covert war against Pakistan for such a long period. In spite of free flow ...

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US Court Reserves Decision To Re-Instate The Case Against Kamal Nath

By Zaheerul Hassan On April 18, US Federal Judge Robert Sweet heard on submission a motion filed by November 1984 Victims' requesting the court to vacate its earlier order dismissing the case against Kamal Nath and re-instating the same. The victims motion to reinstate the case argues that survivors of November 1984 Sikh Genocide, as a matter of law, has a right to conduct jurisdictional discovery to uncove ...

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