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October 21, 2015
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Pak missiles more superior than India’s: Dr Samar

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October 21, 2015

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ISLAMABAD: Renowned nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand has categorically stated that the comparison between the missile programmes of Pakistan and India clearly transpires that there is no comparison at all.
Talking to The News he said that failing of 3rd test fire of Indian Cruise Missile Nirbhay had proven that India was far behind Pakistan Babar Cruise Missile Programme. Pakistan cruise missile having achieved all its technical targets, now ranks among the best cruise missile of the West.
Dr Samar claimed that Indian surface-to-surface cruise missile is still in the process of being born. Once again it has been conclusively proven that the calibre of Pakistan missile scientists, engineers and technicians is world class, and for more superior than their counterparts in India.
Responding to a question Dr Samar stated that Pakistan successfully test fired surface-to-surface Babar Cruise Missile in 2005 and several times after that up to February 2015. He stated that it is known to the whole world that Babar Cruise Missile flies at supersonic speed, skimming the surface of the earth at the height of 100 metres, approximately. It cannot be detected by enemy’s radar. It is pre-programmed to execute it’s complete mission. It can climb over mountains and valleys always maintaining 100 meters above ground. It can strike on enemy target at distance of approximately 750 kilometers day and night with nuclear warheads. It’s accuracy is less than 6 inches after travelling the distance of 750 kilometers.
Dr Samar was of the view that the Indian DRDO has been desperately trying to produce it’s own cruise missile which can match the excellence of Babar. He told that the first test flight of Indian cruise missile was made on 12th March, 2013. This was failed and the test flights of Indian cruise missile continuously failed uptil last week.
Indian DRDO attempted second test flight of its cruise missile in October 2014 but within 20 minutes of the

launching, the missile crashed to the ground. The most recent test flight has been conducted on 16th October, 2015 was supposed to reach a target of 1000 kilometres but the Indian cruise missile nosedived into Bay of Bengal only 11 minutes after its flight having travelled a distance of 128 kilometer only.
According to Indian media, India’s indigenous surface-to-surface cruise missile Nirbhay nosedived midway after it was test fired in Odisha on Friday. According to DRDO sources, the missile was launched from the Chandipur Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore district at 11.38:am.
Although the take off was successful amid repeated disruptions of countdown, the missile missed the target 11 minutes after it was test fired, said sources. The missile had a range of 750-1,000km.
The missile’s first test on March 12, 2013 had also failed as it too fell after 20 minutes of flight. The second test on October 17, 2014 was also not up to the mark as it could not maintain a low height.
The cruise missile is expected to supplement the Indo-Russian joint venture supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, which can carry warheads up to 290km.The two-stage missile has a length of six metres, a diameter of 0.52m, a wing span 2.7m and a launch weight of about 1,500 kg.


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