Our little bankrupt Islamic neighbor has till date launched only 6 satellites in the past 72 years since independence and not a single one using Pakistani Launch Vehicles because they just don't have the capability to put a small object in space.
Pakistan's space agency SUPARCO (Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission) was founded on the 16th of September 1961. India's Space Agency ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) on the other hand was founded 8 years later on the 15th of August 1969. Inspite of the 8 years head-start SUPARCO received, today it is technologically 50 years behind ISRO.
Pakistan has a total of only 6 satellites in orbit that too launched by other countries and is expressing 'deep concern' over space debris created by India's ASAT test. It said that, as such, this ASAT test should be "a matter of grave concern" for the international community not only in terms of generation of space debris but also because of its ramifications for long term sustainability of peaceful space activities.
Pakistan's 6 Lonely Satellites ::
Pakistan has launched a total of 6 satellites named BADR-1, BADR-B,PakSAT-1R,iCube-1 and two recently launched satellites called PRSS-1 and PakTES-1A.
NOTE - None of them using Pakistani Launch Vehicles.
India's Network of 104 Satellites ::
India has a total of 104 satellites that are orbiting the Earth. India has been successfully launching satellites of many types since 1975. Between 2013 and 2015, India launched 528 foreign satellites for 13 different countries earning a total revenue of US$801 million. ISRO successfully launched 104 satellites by a single rocket on 15 February 2017, of which 3 satellites are Indian while the remaining are foreign commercial satellites.
Bottom Line ::
With a practical non-existent Space Agency / Launch Capability and Space Technology, Pakistan should refrain from passing statements that are way above its caliber. The Islamic Republic does not have the resources and scientific manpower to even be considered to be a Space Faring Nation.
It seems they seriously got confused between the term 'Launching Satellites' with 'Launching Terrorists' from PoK.
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Article written by Darshil Patel exclusively for www.DefenceNews.in
Location : MUMBAI
Bsc. in CASFX.