A successful training launch of the Babur IA cruise missile was conducted by Pakistan on Thursday, a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
This is the armed forces’ third missile launch in less than a month, with the Shaheen-3 and Ghaznavi ballistic missiles launched in late January and early February, respectively.
The cruise missile has a 450-kilometer range and can be launched from either a submarine or a quad-launcher on land.
“Capable of high-precision engagement of targets on land and sea,” Military’s media wing added.
The launch was witnessed by Dr. Raza Samar, NESCOM Chairman, Lieutenant General Muhammad Ali, Commander of the Army Strategic Forces Command, and other senior military and civilian officials.
The submarine-launched version of the Babur is also capable of delivering various types of payloads and uses propulsion, advanced guidance and navigation features that are operated underwater.
The landmark development was a step towards strengthening the strategy of credible minimum deterrence through indigenization and self-reliance.