Sunday, December 28, 2008

Pakistan's assessment of India's capability

Dr. Samar Mubarakmand, one of the principal Pakistani nuclear scientists, on Indian nuclear and missile capabilities compared to Pakistan's (youtube and translation provided by Shiv of BRF).

He wants the listeners to believe India can only strike accurately at targets 150-250 kilometers from its border.

Here is perhaps a more realistic take on India's missile capabilities.

Of course, the TV piece is intended for a Pakistani internal audience. It may be to provide reassurance to a nervous populace, but perhaps it spells a strange overconfidence and avoidance of reality by the people who run Pakistan.

You want to rely on their rationality?