second strike capability


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second strike capability

The ability to survive a first strike with sufficient resources to deliver an effective counterblow (generally associated with nuclear weapons).
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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A 21st-century Great Wall has been built, below ground: 'Most of the 'underground great wall' is catered towards nuclear second strike capability and storage of supplies, and each system is connected in a greater countrywide network via tunnels and civilian infrastructure.
To protect its maritime interests and balance the Indian Navyas maritime superiority Pakistan has established a Naval Strategic Force Command-(NSFC), (Pakistan Cites Second-Strike Capability, 2012) and modified a conventional submarine to carry a nuclear tipped Babur-III cruise missile with a 700km range (Pakistan attains "second strike capability, 2017).
In the milieu of war mongering and demands of taking punitive action against Pakistan, Modi may dare to carry out surgical strikes as well as adventurism against Pakistan.Modi should take cognizance that Pakistan is a nuclear weapons armed state and has second strike capability.
In a similar attempt to enhance its second strike capability India has launched its first domestically built nuclear-powered submarine.
After India struck the deal for the S-400, the question arose as to what options were left for Pakistan to ensure survivability of its second strike capability and maintain its 'full spectrum deterrence' policy.
The Indian nuclear submarines are coming up to add the nuclear triad, to achieve second strike capability. The credible second-strike capability would give the Indian military a confidence to launch CSD or proactive type of operations to deter Pakistan's nuclear response.
In March this year, Pakistan carried out another successful test of the nuclear-capable Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur and announced that it has attained 'Credible Second Strike Capability'.
In a statement issued here on Friday, the minister said that Babur missile provides Pakistan credible second strike capability and reinforces Pakistan's policy of credible minimum deterrence through indigestion and self-reliance
SLCM Babur provides Pakistan Credible Second Strike Capability, augmenting the existing deterrence regime.
(Photo courtesy: social media) March 30: Hindustan Times report by Imtiaz Ahmad states that Pakistan has conducted a test of its nuclear-capable, submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM), Babur, which has a range of 450 km, with the country's military saying the weapon system provides it a "credible second strike capability".
The SLCM provides Pakistan credible second strike capability, augmenting the existing deterrence regime.
Moreover, Pakistan can develop sea-based nuclear capability which would give it an assured second strike capability. It is already working on a sea based nuclear deterrence.