5 Indian Weapons Pakistan Should Fear | 5 Pakistani Weapons India Should Fear
5 Weapons Pakistan Should Fear
1. INS Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier
INS Vikramaditya is the newer and more modern of Indiaâ€™s two aircraft carriers. Vikramaditya can lead an offensive at sea against Pakistani Navy. It is 282 meters long and displaces 44,000 tons. Its powerful air wing is capable of executing air superiority, anti-surface, anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare.
2. INS Chakra Nuclear Attack Submarine
The most powerful of Indiaâ€™s submarines is INS Chakra, an Akula-II nuclear-powered attack submarine. It can fulfil a variety of wartime tasks. It can be a real threat to Pakistan Navy. It is also capable of covertly laying mines in Pakistani waters and conduct surveillance in support of a blockade.
3. AH-64D Apache Longbow Block III Attack Helicopter
AH-64D Apache helicopter represents a quantum leap in land firepower for the Indian Army. It is capable of speeds of up to 171 miles an hour in high altitude environments. The rotor blades are resistant to 12.7mm machine gunfire, and the cockpit is protected from shrapnel by Kevlar shielding.
4. Su-30MKI Fighter
The Indian Air Force has 200 Su-30MKIs in service with another 72 on order. A long-ranged, twin engine fighter with a powerful radar and formidable armament, the Su-30MKI can be the mainstay of the IAF. It can prove even more lethal with the addition of the BrahMos supersonic missile.
5. Indian Nuclear Weapons
India has 90-110 nuclear devices and its primary delivery systems are land-based missiles. The Prithvi I and II missiles have ranges from 150 to 350 kilometers and need half a day to prepare for launch. The Agni I, II, III and IV missiles have a range of 700 to 4,000 kilometres.
5 Pakistani Weapons of War India Should Fear
1. JF-17 Thunder Fighter Bomber
The JF-17 â€œThunderâ€ is a significant upgrade for Pakistan Air Force over the existing Mirage III, Mirage V, and Chengdu F-7 fighters. It has an extensive suite of features common to modern fighters. Its five weapons hardpoints can carry a total of 8,000 pounds of fuel, equipment or munitions.
2. Khalid-Class Submarine
Pakistanâ€™s most useful naval assets are its Khalid-class diesel electric attack submarines: Khalid, Saad and Hamza â€” the modernized versions of the French Agosta-class diesel electric submarines. Weighing in at 2,050 tons submerged, all three submarines have an air-independent propulsion system, allowing them to stay submerged for greater periods.
3. Pakistani Nuclear Weapons
Pakistan has two short-range tactical ballistic missiles: the Ghaznavi and the Shaheen. For longer range strikes, Pakistan has an unknown number of Ghauri-2 missiles, an intermediate range ballistic missile. From Pakistanâ€™s F-16 base at Sargodha, a nuclear armed F-16A could reach as far as central India.
4. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Since 2008, Pakistan has fielded two small unmanned aerial vehicles for tactical reconnaissance, the Shahpar and Uqab. Uqab is a tactical UAV system with a range of 150 kilometres and an endurance of six hours whereas Shahpar is slightly larger and faster, about 15% bigger and capable of speeds up to 150 kilometres per hour.
5. SAM Spada 2000
The Spada 2000 is an all-weather, day and night, highly automated, system. The system can engage up to four targets simultaneously with Aspide missiles. It consists of a detection centre and either two or four firing sections, each section equipped with two missile launchers. Each missile launcher has six ready-to-fire Aspide 2000 missiles.