S-400 – Being Acquired By India, The Game Changer
With the S-400 capable of engaging up to 80 targets simultaneously, including a combination of aircraft and both ballistic and cruise missiles, the weapons system poses a considerable threat to Pakistani forces in the event of war.
There are a number of measures the Pakistani military can take to strengthen their defences with the S-400 in mind. While Pakistani aircraft will be unable to effectively respond to incursions by India’s own fighters due to the S-400’s presence, the country’s own air defences will remain unaffected.
Pakistan could also move to deploy artillery such as its Nasr missile systems close to the border, which would be capable of targeting S-400 batteries deep into Indian territory – thus forcing India to deploy the systems further from the border and reducing the area coverage of Pakistani territory.