Pakistan fires 'first submarine-launched nuclear-capable missile'

Published: January 9, 2017
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Pakistan has successfully test-fired indigenously-developed submarine launched cruise missile Babur-III, the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Monday.

“Pakistan successfully test fired first Submarine launched Cruise Missile Babur-3. Range 450km. COAS congrats nation and the team involved,” DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said in a statement. The Babur-III cruise missile can strike its target with high accuracy at a range of 450kms.”

Pakistan test-fires Babur cruise missile

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah congratulated the nation and the missile launch team on the achievement.

The development came less than a month after Pakistan conducted a successful test of an enhanced version of Babur cruise missile.

Babur weapons system version II incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy at a range of 700kms. It is a low flying, terrain hugging missile, which carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads.

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  • Jameel
    Jan 9, 2017 - 5:54PM

    Big thumbs up for our scientist .Recommend

  • fahim
    Jan 9, 2017 - 5:57PM

    Very good work now it is time to hit Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jan 9, 2017 - 6:03PM

    Proud of being PakistaniRecommend

  • cautious
    Jan 9, 2017 - 6:19PM

    Congrats – but how is that going to help you defeat Islamic extremist?Recommend

  • VisionHawk
    Jan 9, 2017 - 7:31PM

    @cautious:
    many of the extremists santuaries lies in India, which serve as a launchpad for the terrorists to come to Pakistan via using the sea route. One such example is that of Kulbushan Yadev a serving Admiran in the Indian Navy caught in Pakistan who crossed into Pakistan and was involved in subversive activities. This technology will help us to identify and destroy such launchpands operating from IndiaRecommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Jan 9, 2017 - 9:50PM

    @cautious:
    Works this way: after giving a one-two KO at India’s underbelly, in particular its high-tech centers, it boomerangs back and wallops some local hotheads..Recommend

  • Sandip
    Jan 9, 2017 - 10:30PM

    The mothership of proliferation (read The Chinese) have 2 guinea pigs to test weapons on their behalf. Guess who?Recommend

  • Samandar Khan
    Jan 10, 2017 - 1:10PM

    Even if its not “Indigenously Developed” Pakistan still have it now.. Next step, improve range, speed and stealth capabilities. Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Jan 11, 2017 - 3:27PM

    @Haji Atiya: Try it. And Pakistan will cease to exist. BTW how did missile change its colour?Recommend

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