Another successful test-fire of SLCM Babur: ISPR

By Staff Reporter
Friday – March 30, 2018
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan conducted another successful test fire of “indigenously developed” submarine launched cruise missile (SLCM) ‘Babur’ having a range of 450 kilometers (km), the missile was fired from an underwater dynamic platform, which successfully engaged its target with precise accuracy meeting all the flight parameters.

According to an inter services public relations (ISPR) statement, SLCM 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.

SLCM Babur provides Pakistan credible second strike capability, augmenting the existing deterrence regime.

Development of this capability also reflects Pakistan’s response to provocative nuclear strategies and posture being pursued in the neighborhood through induction of nuclear submarines and ship-borne nuclear missiles; leading to nuclearisation of Indian ocean region.

Pakistan eyes this landmark development as a step towards reinforcing the policy of credible minimum deterrence through indigenisation and self-reliance.

The joint chiefs of staff committee (JCSC) chairman general Zubair Mahmood Hayat and services chiefs congratulated the scientists, engineers and naval strategic force command (NSFC) personnel for successful achievement of this highly significant milestone.

The president and prime minister of Pakistan have also conveyed their facilitations to the scientists, engineers and NSFC personnel involved in the effort.

The test was witnessed by strategic plans division (SPD) director general (DG), national engineering and scientific commission (NESCOM) chairman, NSFC commander, senior officials, scientists and engineers from strategic scientific organisations.