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Pakistan test-fires first nuclear-capable submarine cruise missile

Submarine cruise missile

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan on Monday (9) test-fired its first submarine-launched cruise missile, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and giving the country a credible second strike capability, the military said. The missile was fired from an underwater mobile platform and hit its target with precise accuracy, it said in a statement. A military spokesman confirmed the missile, with a range of 450 km (280 miles), could carry a nuclear warhead. “Babur-3 is a sea-based variant of Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM) Babur-2, which was successfully tested earlier in December, last year,” the statement said. “Pakistan eyes this hallmark development as a step…

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