- Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired its first Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead up to 450km from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean, giving the country a “credible” second-strike capability.
- The missile, Babur-3, was fired from an underwater, mobile platform and hit its target with precise accuracy, the Inter Services Public Relations, the media wing of the Pakistani military.
- Babur-3, which has a range of 450km, is a sea-based variant of Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM).
- Babur-2+ , which was successfully tested earlier in December, last year.
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