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10 January, 2017

Pakistan says it test-fired first submarine-launched missile

Pakistan’s military says it has successfully test-fired a submarine-launched cruise missile for the first time, giving it a “credible second strike capability.

A statement Monday said the missile was fired from the Indian Ocean and hit its target. It said the Babur Cruise-3 missile has a range of 450km and can fly low to evade radar and air defenses.

It added that the missile “is capable of delivering various types of payloads and will provide Pakistan with a Credible Second Strike Capability, augmenting deterrence.

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