Pakistan Navy test-fires submarine-launched cruise missile

Published: March 29, 2018
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The SLCM provides Pakistan credible second strike capability, augmenting the existing deterrence regime. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The SLCM provides Pakistan credible second strike capability, augmenting the existing deterrence regime. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The Pakistan Navy on Thursday successfully test fired submarine launched cruise missile (SLCM) Babur with a range of 450 kilometres, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Babur is capable of delivering different kinds of payloads and employs underwater controlled propulsion, advanced guidance and navigation features.

The missile was fired from an underwater dynamic platform, which successfully engaged its target with precise accuracy.

 

The SLCM provides Pakistan credible second strike capability, augmenting the existing deterrence regime.

The development of such a weapon will provide Pakistan the capability to respond to provocative nuclear strategies and posture being pursued in the neighborhood.

The landmark development is a step towards reinforcing the policy of credible minimum deterrence through indigenisation and self-reliance.

Pakistan test-fires Babur cruise missile

The test was witnessed by director general Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Chairman National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM), Commander Naval Strategic Force Command (NSFC).

The President and Prime Minister of Pakistan also lauded all those involved in the effort.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • XoF
    Mar 30, 2018 - 2:06AM

    The toys keep getting better and better.Recommend

  • Omar Sadiq
    Mar 30, 2018 - 9:27AM

    Indians are such a jealous bunch! By the way, all the RSS terrorists saying the Pak stuff is Chinese made, so what???? All your junk is still Russian made and now Jewish made junk. What have YOU done in 70 years to belittle others???? Recommend

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