(PKONWEB Report) — Pakistan on Thursday conducted another successful test fire of indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM).
Called Babur, the missile has a range of 450 Kilometer and is capable of delivering various types of payloads, employing underwater controlled propulsion, advanced guidance and navigation features.
Pakistan conducted another successful test fire of indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) BABUR having a range of 450 KMs. BABUR is capable of delivering various types of payloads. pic.twitter.com/lAEmbHOYg6
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) March 29, 2018
The SLCM provides Pakistan Navy 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 through induction of nuclear submarines and ship-borne nuclear missiles leading to nuclearization of Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
The landmark development is a step towards reinforcing the policy of credible minimum deterrence through indigenization and self-reliance, said an ISPR press release.