Pakistan’s Naval Strategy: Dangerous Intentions, Limited Capabilities
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  • Pete

    A Pakistan navy!

    These Third Worlders can’t even feed themselves and they have pretensions of having a navy.

    what’s next, a Pak space program?

  • Corlyss

    So much unabated Western envy while the West insists it’s sooooooooo unworthy . . .

  • Kevin

    Why on earth would Pakistan want to put it’s limited defense budget into a naval buildup? The only reason is a foolish desire for prestige projects which could be equally satisfied by a somewhat more useful Air Force. Pakistan’s defense challenges are foremost internal security and Afghan spillover and in their eyes competition with or threats from India. Intelligence, counter-insurgency and sir support are needed for the first while a conventional army-air force and strategic (nuclear) forces are needed for the second. A Pakistani navy beyond a Coast Guard is just an extravagant waste of money that will accomplish no rational objective of Pakistani national security. From the PMs POV maybe navies are better because they are less likely to stage coups than armies, but still a massive waste.

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