New Delhi-Jn. Babur, Shaheen, Fateh, Ghauri and Ghaznavi are not the names of any commander in the Pakistan Army. These are the names of the destroyer missiles of Pakistan. On these missiles, the Pakistan Army flaunts. Recently, Pakistan has claimed that it has successfully test-fired the extended range variant of the Babur Cruise Missile 1B. In February, Pakistan successfully test-fired an earlier version of the Babur cruise missile. Its capability was limited to hitting targets up to 450 km. That is, many Indian cities are included in its JD. But now there is nothing to panic. India has found a break in Pakistani missiles. India has strengthened India’s security by deploying Russian S-400 missile system on its border. This defense missile system will be capable of dealing with air threats on both the Pakistan and China fronts. After all, what is the specialty of these missiles of Pakistan. Where has India deployed the S-400 missile defense system? What is the purpose of this? What is India’s security strategy?
Features of Pakistan’s missiles
1- Babur Cruise Missile (Hatf-7): (Babur cruise missile or Hatf-7) is a cruise missile included in the Pakistan Army. The Babur missile can be equipped with conventional or nuclear warheads. Pakistan claims that the Babar cruise missile has a range of 450 km. That is, it is capable of hitting the target up to a distance of 450 km. It is a surface to surface missile. The Pakistan Army claims that the Babur missile is capable of hitting targets on land and at sea with complete accuracy. Pakistan had recently test-fired the Babur Cruise Missile-1B. Pakistan claims that it has developed this missile on indigenous technology. The surface-to-surface Babur-1B missile can hit targets up to a range of 900 km. It is a missile of about twice the range of its old variant.
2- Shaheen-III Ballistic Missile: Pakistan claims that Shaheen-III ballistic missile is capable of carrying nuclear weapons. This missile can hit the target up to 2750 km. Shaheen-2: It is a land-based supersonic and short-to-secondary-range surface-to-surface guided ballistic missile. Shaheen-3 is a land-based supersonic and short-to-secondary-range surface-to-surface guided ballistic missile. Shaheen-3 was first test fired on 9 March 2015.
3- Gauri-2 Ballistic Missile: It is a Pakistani surface-to-surface medium-range guided ballistic missile. Gauri-2 missile is developed by Khan Research Laboratories. It is a single stage liquid fuel missile system. Gauri-1: It is a Pakistani surface-to-surface medium-range guided ballistic missile. It is currently serving in the Army Strategic Forces Command of Pakistan. It is a single stage liquid fuel missile system. It has a range of 1500 km.
4- Ghaznavi or Hatf-3: ( Ghaznavi or Hatf -3) is a hypersonic and short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile. Ghaznavi missile is developed by National Defense Complex. It has a range of 290 km. Abdali-1: (Abdali-I or Hatf-2) is a supersonic and tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile. Abdali-1 missile is developed by Space Research Commission. It has a range of 290 km.
India discovered these missiles of Pakistan
India has bought the Russian S-400 air defense missile system for about 35 thousand crores. It will help in dealing with air threats up to 400 km. A deal has been done to give five such squadrons to India. The S-400 missile defense system is armed with four different missiles. It can hit enemy aircraft, ballistic missiles and AWACS aircraft at 400 km, 250 km, medium range 120 km and short range 40 km. Indian Air Force officers and personnel have undergone training in Russia on this system. There is uneasiness in Pakistan over the deployment of India’s S-400 missile system.
The biggest feature of this air defense missile system is that it can be easily transported from one place to another via road. This missile system becomes ready for operation within five to 10 minutes of receiving instructions. This missile system is effective in preventing the attack of missiles, drones, rocket launchers and fighter jets of enemy countries. This missile system is equipped with surveillance radar. Due to which it creates a security cordon in its deployment area. It detects missiles and aircraft to enemies through surveillance radar and sends alerts. After this, as soon as it is instructed, it is capable of destroying the enemy’s missile in the air by doing a counter attack.