The sides in the potential World War III conflict are taking shape and the battle lines are being drawn.

According to a report by MSNBC Pakistan’s military says that it will shoot down any object, including a US drone, that enters its airspace.

Pakistan has a nuclear warhead stockpile. They tested their first nuclear warhead in 1998. There are reports of their having as many as 100 nuclear warheads.

They have truck-mounted ballistic missiles. They have cruise missles with nuclear warheads.

Also, Pakistan has deeply buried underground storage and launch facilities that can survive a nuclear attack according to a US Congressional report.

China has been a supplier of nuclear technology and materials to Pakistan.

Pakistani Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles (IRBMs)

One Of Pakistan’s Truck Mounted Nuclear Missiles

Pakistani Cruise Missile With Nuclear Warhead

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Pakistan says U.S. drones in its air space will be shot down

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan will shoot down any U.S. drone that intrudes its air space per new directives, a senior Pakistani official told NBC News on Saturday.

According to the new Pakistani defense policy, “Any object entering into our air space, including U.S. drones, will be treated as hostile and be shot down,” a senior Pakistani military official told NBC News.

The policy change comes just weeks after a deadly NATO attack on Pakistani military checkpoints accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, prompting Pakistani officials to order all U.S. personnel out of a remote airfield in Pakistan.

Pakistan told the U.S. to vacate Shamsi Air Base by December 11.

A senior military official from Quetta, Pakistan, confirmed to NBC News on Saturday that the evacuation of the base, used for staging classified drone flights directed against militants, “will be completed tomorrow,” according to NBC’s Fakhar ur Rehman.

Pakistan’s Frontier Corps security forces took control of the base Saturday evening after most U.S. military personnel left, Xinhua news agency reported. Civil aviation officials also moved in Saturday, Xinhua said. Read rest of report.
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Pakistan enhances second strike N-capability: US report

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has addressed issues of survivability in a possible nuclear conflict through second strike capability, says a US congressional report.

The first part of the report, published on Friday, deals with Islamabad’s efforts to develop new weapons, while the second part studies its strategy for surviving a nuclear war.

According to the report, Pakistan has built hard and deeply buried storage and launch facilities to retain a second strike capability in a nuclear war.

It also has built road-mobile missiles, air defences around strategic sites, and concealment measures. Read rest of report.

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