Friday, September 11, 2009

Pakistan Bought 200 Missiles From N.korea- A Q K

Pakistan purchased 200 missiles from North Korea in 1999, according to Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, known as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb. Khan made the remarks in a recent TV interview in Pakistan, saying at the time Pakistan was eager to have missiles capable of shooting down aircraft.

According to a translation of his remarks released by the U.S. director of National Intelligence’s Open Source Center, then Pakistani army chief of staff Pervez Musharraf sent Khan and a senior Air Force officer to North Korea to purchase missiles from the Stalinist country.

Khan implied that his first visit to the North in 1994 to discuss missile technology paved the way for the two countries to begin a close relationship.

Pakistan’s missile development program kicked off when then-prime minister Benazir Bhutto gave about US$50 million to North Korean officials who were visiting Pakistan following Khan’s visit to the North.

With regard to a suspected “nuclear connection” between North Korea and Pakistan, Khan said North Korean engineers visited nuclear facilities in Pakistan in the mid-1990s. But he denied that he himself had passed nuclear technology to the North in return for missile technology. “Nuclear technology cannot be learned by visiting a nuclear site and observing a few machines,” he said.


Of course N Korea sold missiles to Pakistan without China's approval.

well, so how many nukes did Pakistan sold to NK?

A.Q. Khan’s network provided North Korea with P-1 and P-2 centrifuge designs and P-1 centrifuge components that will help them in medium to long term. At worst he could have supplied them HEU based Chinese nuclear weapons design which has a mass of about 500 kilograms, and measures less than a meter in diameter (which was supplied to Libya by him, but was rejected by the Pakistani government and they decided to test warheads designed by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission). Although N Korea will need to HEU before they can use that design.

Missile in question are SA-16 SAM from N korea to fill up the Pakistan Army’s stocks on urgent basis as Anza-II’s production could not have meet their immediate demands. This has already been confirmed by the Pakistani Ex- President General Pervez Musharraf

"Missile in question are SA-16 SAM from N korea"

Why would Pakistan buy obsolete 1950's technology from North Korea?
It has to be some other Missile tech.

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