Pakistan successfully test fires 2200 km range ballistic missile (Ababeel), capable of carrying conventional and un-conventional warheads

Pakistan has successfully test fired surface to surface Ababeel missile having the range of twenty-two hundred kilometers. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa has congratulated scientists and Pakistan armed forces over their landmark achievement.  President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have also felicitated the nation, armed forces and scientists over the successful test of the missile .  They described the missile test as an important move to maintain balance of power in the region. They appreciated the hard work put in by engineers of the Pakistan Military and commended their efforts for development of indigenous missile technology.

Analysts live on Phone:

Lt. Gen. Retd. Talat Masood (Defence Analyst):

Ever since their creation, Pakistan and India have been making efforts to strengthen their defence. Pakistan has been trying to develop its capacity to defeat Indian hegemonism in the region. Actually, Pakistan wants to develop a missile program to strengthen its nuclear capabilities. These missile tests show developmental competence of Pakistan . India has great advantage because of American support. Also, countries like Japan and Western Europe are supporting India against China. This is a great challenge for Pakistan . Pakistan and India, both, should focus on economy instead of defence capabilities.

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal (IR Expert)

Ababeel missile test is important for Pakistan as it shows technological advancement of the country. It is a demonstration that Pakistan can hit the target with more precision. Few days back, by developing Babar cruise 3, we ensured second strike capability. It gives the idea that Pakistan’s defence is reliable and capable to checkmate India. Pakistan , as nuclear capable state, has strategic equilibrium vis-à-vis India.

Host:        Waqas Saleem 

Co-Host: Muhammad Sheeraz 


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