|Shaheen-1A Ballistic Missile Test|
everyone was guessing for the Shaheen-1A is not 2500 kilometers or 5000
kilometers as some exaggerated, it has a maximum range of just 1500
kilometers. According to the official, there were two main objectives of
this short test:
Pakistan’s deterrence is foremostly against any aggressive Indian
adventurism that can turn the region into an inferno. In the official’s
opinion, India carried out the recent Agni-V ICBM test to send an
indirect signal to its rival China, whom it has strong reservations
against for various reasons.
It was also revealed by
the official that India’s military establishment has not shared the
actual range of the Agni-V ICBM which happens to be 8000 kilometers, not
5000 kilometers as falsely broadcast in the mainstream media.
“Pakistan possesses various ICBMs which have a range of 9000+ kilometres”, said the official, “But
they will be revealed and tested when there is a need for it. At the
moment, Pakistan is silently observing the Eastern Theatre of Operations
spearheaded by the US and its increasing presence in Europe, the
Pacific Ocean and South Asia. Add to that Indian frolicking and the
coming US-Israel drills in the Middle East… and when the time comes,
those who should know, will know, Pakistan also has targets beyond
India… way beyond India”.
He added, “
wise group does not consider the Agni-V test as a threat for Pakistan
but rather for China, and China is smart enough to deal with it. The
military establishment is not really considering ICBM tests soon since
we consider silence as the ultimate weapon. It might be that Israel
signaled India to provoke Pakistan into doing an ICBM test and exposing
their exact range so that an international conspiracy against the
country’s nukes could be initiated as is being currently done against
North Korea. Far from being slapped with sanctions, India instead
received appreciation from the US, NATO and Israel for its recent test”.
And, as this scribe repeated the million dollar question, ‘Any ICBM tests in the pipeline?’
“Well, yes.. My vote is not for it though”.