Completely agree with the below post by the doc:
>>My take on this is as follows. A nuclear armed Pakistan with long range missiles is a very distinct possibility. But while Pakistan gets there the US will do everything to keep Pakistan's hate localized to India and keep the "region balanced" because that would be in the interests of the US and keep Pakistani anger away from the US mainland. ..
But in the long term the "breaking away" of Pakistan from US control...would also mean a loss of US influence on India. This ultimately boils down to a "shrinkage" of US power.
Pakistan's relationship with the USA is such that India is relatively weaker as long as Pakistan gets its strength from US support...<<
This is why it is in our interest to ensure that Pakistan now gains access to technologies that enable its intercontinental nuclear capability. According to the various cretins in the US, the Pakistanis currently have enough nuclear weapons to deliver over 100 warheads into India (how they know this we don't know, given that their intelligence ability demonstrated in Iraq was only moderately reliable), far more than sufficient to deter India; a capability, one can safely say now, that has been built up with winks, nudges, outright connivance and direct material and financial support by the various countries that wanted to see Pakistan in a position to deter India, including the US, China and to some extent Britain/France/Japan.
However, what Pakistan does not have is the ability to deter those in the US, Europe, Japan and even China with its Islamic bomb. Since we are anyway threatened and exposed by a Pakistani nuclear capability created by the US/China, and given that Pakistan having an intercontinental capability will not increase the threat to us in any significant way, why not strengthen our growing convergence of interest with the US (and others) by ensuring that they feel quite as concerned as we do with Pakistan's nuclear capability. Nothing like the possibility of a Pakistani ICBM on its way to your hometown to concentrate the mind. Delivered by state actors too, unlike the more arbitrary current possibility of a non-state jihadi delivered atomic munition (JDAM).
Pakistan's "deep state" (deepened, and I daresay widened, every time an American general or bald chunky state department official visits) is manically concerned about their nukes being "snatched" by American commandos and associated contractors with names that reflect a macho American educated-redneck menace (Blackwater, Xe Solutions, Dynacorp). It has been reported that such companies rent more than 250 properties all over Pakistan, ostensibly for better drone targeting intelligence, but one can see that the possibilities are endless. In a scenario such as this, and in an environment where Pakistanis apparently hate the US more than India (no mean achievement that), which Pakistani general will not see the potential in attaining the capability to deter any such operation? Fast.
We can even provide the paint, in this case. I'm thinking the costs to us will be minimal; I mean what are the potential targets of these ICBMs going to do? Hold out the threat of targeting us with nukes, which they have been doing for decades anyway? Oh wait, another travel advisory is possible!
Can anyone see any downside in this, from the Indian perspective? Anyway, all these Western media wallahs and think-tank wallahs are continually complaining that India lacks a strategic culture. Maybe this will do to show them we are trying to change?