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NCA okays Nuclear Power Prog 2050, Space Prog 2040

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by Spartacus+, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Spartacus+

    Spartacus+ Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    ISLAMABAD: The 19th National Command Authority (NCA) meeting was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and was attended by Federal Ministers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, all three Services Chiefs and other senior officials.

    As part of the energy security strategy, the NCA also reviewed and approved the futuristic, self-sustaining Nuclear Power Programme , 2050, to meet the existing energy shortfalls and to respond to the future requirements of a growing population and economy. The NCA emphasized the need to focus on socio-economic development of the people as a foremost priority.

    The NCA also approved Pakistan’s Space Programme, 2040 in order to bring the benefits of the full spectrum of space technology to the people of Pakistan.

    Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani said that after the Abbottabad and Mehran base incidents doubts were raised over the security of Pakistan’s strategic assets which were baseless and were a part of creating propaganda against Pakistan.

    He added that this propaganda would not stop Pakistan from moving forward. The NCA expressed satisfaction at the security and safety of Pakistan’s strategic programmes and facilities. It also expressed confidence in the operational readiness of Pakistan’s strategic weapons.

    The NCA was also briefed on the nuclear security review undertaken recently. It expressed confidence in the institutionalized Command and Control System and comprehensive measures put in place to ensure reliability and security of strategic assets.

    The NCA underlined that the Government and the people of Pakistan stood solidly behind the country’s nuclear and missile programmes, which would be pursued to maintain effective, reliable and credible deterrence capability, and all attempts to undermine this capability would be thwarted with full force.
     
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    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan declared on Thursday that it would continue to pursue the policy of maintaining “credible minimum deterrence” as a responsible nuclear-weapon state and cautioned the world that any nuclear policy based on partiality and preconception could disturb strategic balance in South Asia.

    A meeting of the National Command Authority (NCA) presided over by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani reviewed and approved futuristic and self-sustaining Nuclear Power Programme-2050 and Pakistan Space Programme-2040.

    According to a handout issued after the meeting, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs, NCA Secretary, Strategic Plans Division’s Director General and senior officials of the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) and Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) attended the meeting.

    It said: “After in-depth consideration and evaluation, the NCA has decided that Pakistan will continue to pursue its policy of credible minimum deterrence.”

    Without naming any country, the NCA expressed concern “over the continued pursuit of policies that detract from the globally shared norms and rules of equality, inclusiveness and objectivity”.

    “The NCA cautioned that such policies represent regression in the non-proliferation regime and tend to erode the strategic balance in South Asia. Pakistan would continue to take appropriate counter measures to ensure its security and to maintain regional stability,” the handout said.

    In his opening remarks at the meeting, Prime Minister Gilani said recent incidents in Abbottabad and Mehran naval base, coupled with international propaganda, had raised completely uncalled for concerns about the safety and security of country’s strategic assets.

    “Such baseless, and certainly motivated, campaign against Pakistan will neither deter us from proceeding ahead sure-footed with our strategic programme nor succeed in undermining our national will. Our detractors are working over time to malign Pakistan as well as our nuclear and
    strategic assets. We must remain firm in our resolve to tide over these challenges,” he said.

    The NCA expressed satisfaction at the security and safety of Pakistan’s strategic programmes and facilities, and operational readiness of weapons.

    The authority reiterated country’s desire to constructively contribute to the realisation of a world free of nuclear weapons and to the goals of non-proliferation on the basis of equality and partnership with the international community.

    Accordingly, it said Pakistan was keen on joining the four export control arrangements. The handout said nothing about the nature of these arrangements.

    The NCA reaffirmed the importance of nuclear safety and noted with satisfaction the safety review of all the existing and planned civil nuclear facilities by the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority. It directed the PNRA and PAEC to continue to ensure that programmes conformed to the highest levels of safety and international best practices.

    The meeting was also briefed on the nuclear security review undertaken recently. It expressed confidence in the institutionalised command and control system and comprehensive measures put in place to ensure reliability and security of strategic assets.

    The NCA said the government and people stood solidly behind the country’s nuclear and missile programmes, which would be pursued to maintain effective, reliable and credible deterrence capability, and all attempts to undermine this capability would be thwarted with full force.

    The NCA also reviewed and approved Nuclear Power Programme-2050 to meet the existing energy shortfalls and to respond to the future requirements of a growing population and economy. It emphasised the need to focus on socio-economic development of the people as a foremost priority.

    The meeting approved Pakistan’s Space Programme-2040 in order to bring the benefits of the full spectrum of space technology to the people of Pakistan.

    N-deterrence to be pursued | Pakistan | DAWN.COM
     
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  3. Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones Doctor Death Staff Member MODERATOR

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    What's the current status of SUPARCO? Any satellite launches yet?
     
  4. Galaxy

    Galaxy Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    2050 :shocked:

    Talk something till 2020/2030 only. I will be very Old Man by 2050. :mrgreen:
     
  5. kaku

    kaku Major Technical Analyst

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    what type of space programme you are going to persue.
    Is you are going to creating a new space agency?:mrgreen:
     
  6. Spartacus+

    Spartacus+ Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Not yet
    PAKSAT-1R will be launched from China next month and other is Remote Sensing Satellite.
     
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    Spartacus+ Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Its long term planning and related to funds.
     
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    kaku Major Technical Analyst

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    so, why you are not planning for a year 3000?:woot:
     
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    When times comes, we'll....
     
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    kaku Major Technical Analyst

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    ok, ok.................but you didn't give my answer that what type of space program you are going to persue?
     
  11. Mike

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    So what according to the Establishment is 'credible minimum deterrence'? 1000 nuclear bombs to wipe out the world? Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear program in the world. Billions of dollars going down the drain which could be better utilised for the eradication of poverty, improving education and health care etc. I thought just a few nukes would be sufficient deterrence, but Pakistan's nuclear weapons program is obscene to say the least.

    Pakistan's army seems absolutely paranoid about India. And they must know that there will be no winners in a nuclear war. Much of India and all of Pakistan would be destroyed completely.

    Anyway, I think it's all a waste of money because no one is going to allow a nuclear war to ever happen. Period.
     
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  12. A haseeb A

    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Dude....I thought people here were talking about Indian BMD....a few nukes cannot evade them...

    You are right about the rest of it...
     
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    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Now this timeline is wisely and carefully calculated,keeping almost all factors in mind...

    Pakistan's credible deterrence is not at the minimum level now,thats for sure...the thing is,that we have to stay one step ahead of India to maintain it...

    India already has made the gravity bombs (delivered by aircrafts) useless,by strengthening th Air Defence...BMD is also catching up...
     
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    How does the Pak's"Nuclear Power Prog 2050, Space Prog 2040 " is related to above ???:undecided:
     
  15. A haseeb A

    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Minimum credible deterrence is mentioned...in the speech by PM Gillani...

    So I was saying why this is necessary...
     

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