Saturday, October 21, 2006
~IN THE LINE OF FIRE~A Memoir by Pervez Musharraf
President Pervez Musharraf launched his autobiography, "In the Line of Fire", in New York on 25 September, to great fanfare abroad and anticipation at home.
This book by is drawing controversy in the Bush administration, as Bush acts surprised by the claim that Armitage threatened an attack on Pakistan if it didn't cooperate in the war in terror. Musharraf claims that the Bush administration threatened to bomb Pakistan "to the Stone Age" if it failed to cooperate with the United States against al-Qaeda and the Taliban after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
In a joint press conference with , Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, in the East Room at the White House president Bush admits that he was "taken aback" by the claim of the threat against Pakistan following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, while Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf dodges the question.
~VIDEO~ An interview with Pervez Musharraf by Charlie Rose.
21 Mar, 2006
A Babur Cruise Missile was launched as a gift to President Musharraf on his birthday. This was the second test for this type of missle.
In light of the circumstances leading up to Pakistan becoming an al-ly to with the US
before the invasion of Iraq, shouldn't our government be concerned about Pakistan being a nuclear power and having the missles to deliver them?
System: Babur (Muslim Emperor of Mogul India)
Series Name: Hatf (Prophet's Lance)
Alternative Name: - Hatf VII
Type: Cruise missile (Submarine, ship, aircraft, ground)
Range: 500 km (310 miles)
Payload: 500 lb warhead
Speed : 800km
Propellant Fuel: Jet
Height: 22 Feet
Weight: 1.5 Tons
Developer: NESCOM (National Engineering Scientific Commission)
Test Dates: 11 Aug 2005, as a gift to President Musharraf on his birthday; 21 March 2006
Launch Location(s): Somiani
Status: Under production
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Babur Cruise Missile
Posted by vkthakur on Saturday, August 13, 2005 (EST)
Pakistan's remarkable success in testing a long range cruise missile has brought out weaknesses in our strategic intelligence and weapon development.
Ballistic Missiles of the World
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BABUR (500km. Cruise missile)
The Babur appears to share several basic similarities with the US BGM-109 Tomahawk land attack cruise missile, with the two being roughly the same size and shape and having a similar wing and engine intake design. A Pakistani source with knowledge of the programme said the project began around 1998 and was bolstered by lessons learned from Tomahawk missiles recovered in Pakistan. These US Tomahawks had failed to reach intended targets in an August 1998 strike against a terrorist camp in Afghanistan; Pakistani officials at the time acknowledged that they had recovered at least two missiles. "I'm sure they must have learned from that ... they are quite good in reverse engineering," the source noted.
Additional assistance may also have come from Chinese scientists, who have collaborated closely with Pakistan on other missile developments. Chinese assistance would be especially important in the key areas of miniaturised jet engines and guidance systems and any lessons learned from the Tomahawk are sure to make their way back to Beijing.