Pakistan successfully tests submarine-launched nuclear capable cruise missile ‘Babur’

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Pakistan announced Thursday that it had successfully conducted another test-firing of a nuclear-capable, submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM), which has a range of 450 kilometers.

The indigenously developed Babur missile was fired from an underwater platform and “engaged its target with precise accuracy,” a military statement said.

LCM 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.

“The missile provides Pakistan credible Second-Strike Capability, augmenting the existing deterrence regime,” the ISPR said in its statement.

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It was also reported that the missile was providing Pakistan with credible second strike capability, adding on to the existing deterrence mechanism. The test of the SLMC Babur makes intensifies Pakistan’s proactive nuclear agendas.

Citing the issues surrounding in the region Pakistan has also claimed that the missile test was a response to the increasing nuclearization of the Indian Ocean Region


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