You did not answer the question. We bought it for SAM role and it will not be guarding indian cities.
What nonsense. So what if it's been bought for the SAM role? If an MRBM is headed for the SAM, is the operator is going to refuse to engage it because of its bureaucratic nomenclature?
To the West and Russia, the S-400 doesn't qualify to be a BMD because the threats they face are ICBMs. To us, the S-400 gives us a full BMD solution since the main threats we face are missiles that fall within the envelope of the SAM.
And the S-400 creates an area effect. 2 regiments can easily protect the whole of Delhi. The Russians use 5 regiments to protect Moscow.
Oversupply of what? Our billion-dollar warships are going to sea without AWS helicopters or towed array sonars.
Are you making excuses now? We have an oversupply of ASW helicopters already. This is Paksitan we are talking about, not China.
And do remember that any Pakistani attempt at putting nukes at sea is going to be based on the Type 039, not their current batch of western subs. So you are comparing the current IN to a future hypothetical PN.
The range comes in to play when you are hunting. For SSB role it is less of a factor.
Doesn't make sense. Range is range. Fuel consumption is the same for a particular depth and speed regardless of the role you want to perform.
For hunting, you stay still. For SSB, you keep moving. So it's obvious which role will need more fuel.
Surprised to see Lada has much less range. Then again russian AIP and a sub per design. Then again Type 39B is 1000 ton bigger.
1000 ton bigger also means more fuel requirements and more fuel consumption.
Only SMX Ocean can do what you want this fictional Pakistani SSB to do. But even the SMX Ocean cannot be a sufficiently good SSB and will suffer the same problems. Hence, you need a much bigger sub, by which point you need a reactor to power it.
Any nukes at sea will be propaganda at best, or an anti-shipping weapon at worst. The Pakistanis do not pose a real threat to India from sea.