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Pakistan Taking Measures to Counterbalance India’s S-400 Deployment in Punjab: Military Spokesman

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Pakistan Taking Measures to Counterbalance India’s S-400 Deployment in Punjab: Military Spokesman
Pakistan's Chinese HQ-9 SAM vs India's Russian S-400 Triumf SAM



The Indian Air Force has deployed the first unit of S-400 Triumfs at one of five airbases in Punjab near Pakistan. Last month, the Indian Foreign Ministry confirmed the delivery of the first Russian-origin missile unit, which it bought under a government-to-government deal in 2018. Pakistan on Wednesday affirmed that it has taken measures to counter the “threat” emanating from the Indian side after the deployment of the Almaz-Antey S-400 Triumf self-propelled surface-to-air missile system in the bordering state of Punjab.

Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (the media wing of Pakistan’s military) Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar said that the nation’s military is aware of India’s latest deployment and procurement.

“We have taken our measures, and we are absolutely aware of what is happening on the other side. We prepared for that”, Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar said at a press briefing.

He said that Pakistan has been taking measures to upgrade its air force fleet and get the best technology available in light of the continuous procurement of the latest equipment by its adversary.”In the past few years, most of our induction and upgradation is related to air defence. Right now, Pakistan’s air defence is one of the best in the world. And if the force seeks any requirement, with available resources will improve it further”, the Pakistani military spokesperson underlined.

Last October, the Pakistani Army’s air defence forces inducted into service a variant of the Chinese-made HQ-9 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, which has an engagement range against cruise missiles and aircraft over 100 km with a high “single-shot kill probability”. It has also deployed medium-range LY-80/HQ-16 air defence systems in Pakistan-administered Kashmir to deter any Indian “aggression”.

Last October, the Pakistani Army’s air defence forces inducted into service a variant of the Chinese-made HQ-9 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, which has an engagement range against cruise missiles and aircraft over 100 km with a high “single-shot kill probability”. It has also deployed medium-range LY-80/HQ-16 air defence systems in Pakistan-administered Kashmir to deter any Indian “aggression”.

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