Islamabad, Dec 5 : Nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand has said that Pakistan is competent to launch nuclear missiles at a short notice of ten minutes in case India attacks Pakistan.
"Pakistan's long-range Shaheen nuclear missiles were more accurate than comparable Indian missiles. No city in India was beyond the reach of Pakistan's missiles," Samar told to a private TV channel.
Samar, a member of the team of scientists that conducted Pakistan's nuclear tests in 1998, said that before Pakistan conducted the missile tests that equalised the ratio, India had been superior to Pakistan by a ratio of 3.5 to 1.
Talking about the payload capacity, Samar said, "The nuclear missiles tested by India had a payload capacity between eight to ten tons, while Pakistan missiles have 25 to 30 tons."
Urging political leaders not to be flexible in the face of India's allegations, he said, the Dawn quoted him as saying, "We would have to live with respect in the region. Our weakness would strengthen our enemies."