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Pakistan conducts successful test fire of indigenously developed Babur missile

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan conducted another successful test fire of indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile named Babur, ARY News reported on Thursday.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the missile, having a range of 450 kms was fired from an underwater dynamic platform, which successfully engaged its target with precise accuracy; meeting all the flight parameters.

SLCM Babur is capable of delivering various types of payloads and incorporates state of the art technologies including underwater controlled propulsion, advanced guidance and navigation features.

Babur provides Pakistan Credible Second Strike Capability, augmenting the existing deterrence regime.

“Development of this capability also reflects Pakistan’s response to provocative nuclear strategies and posture being pursued in the neighborhood through induction of nuclear submarines and ship-borne nuclear missiles; leading to nuclearization of Indian Ocean Region. Pakistan eyes this landmark development as a step towards reinforcing the policy of Credible Minimum Deterrence through indigenization and self-reliance,” reads the statement issued by military’s media wing.

The test was witnessed by DG Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Chairman NESCOM , Commander Naval Strategic Force Command (NSFC), senior officials, scientists and engineers from strategic scientific organizations.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have also conveyed their facilitations to the scientists, engineers and NSFC personnel involved in the effort.

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