Pak will do everything to get own version of India’s spy satellite: ExpertsApril 21st, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.21 (ANI): With India launching its first spy satellite, RISAT-2, to keep an eye on all activities along Pakistan border, experts believe that Pakistan too would initiate a programme to counter the Indian move.
Experts are of the view that Pakistan would not remain insensitive over the issue and would soon follow India to boost its surveillance potential.
“Now with India taking the lead Pakistan would also expedite efforts to counter the Indian programme as soon as possible”, The Nation quoted a defense analyst, as saying.
According to sources, Pakistan Government has taken serious note of the developments and is preparing to balance out the situation in any circumstances.
Sources added that Islamabad is in the process of acquiring satellite launch vehicle technology, and may launch indigenous satellite in year or two.
Experts feel that the issue could further damage the already estranged relations of both the neighbouring countries.
“Since both the South Asian nuclear neighbours, India and Pakistan, always had tense relations because of Kashmir dispute, this development would add new dimension to their already estranged relations”, a defense expert said.
Pakistan has been working on space research programme from late 80’s. It had also launched two satellites, Badar-1 and Badar-2, on an experiment basis with help from one of the Central Asian country. (ANI)
Tags: badar, central asian country, circumstances, defense analyst, defense expert, india and pakistan, kashmir, launch vehicle technology, neighbouring countries, neighbours, new dimension, pakistan border, pakistan government, space research, spy satellite, surveillance, taking the lead, tense relations, two satellites