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India-Pakistan
PAKSAT Satellite Manifests Strengthening Pak-Sino Ties
2013-07-05
Disqualified (on 19 June 2012)
Pakistan Prime Minister Gilani said the PAKSAT-1R satellite
(launched August 12 2012 on a Chinese Long March 3B)
project is yet another manifestation of the long-standing strategic relationship between Pakistan and China, taking their time-tested friendship to new heights.

The occasion was the inauguration of Satellite Ground Control Station & Commencement of PAKSAT-1R Communication Services. He expressed pleasure that PAKSAT 1R has reached its intended orbit and all subsystems are functioning perfectly well. He said the presence of many Chinese dignitaries in this ceremony is indicative of the commitment of China and the importance it attaches to Pakistan's space program.
I bet that China cares deeply about ... how much closer to Iranian oil Pakistan brings them. Oh yeah, and encircling India
Posted by:Jiggs Gleath2372

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