Pakistan conducts successful training launch of Babur cruise missile

The indigenous Babur cruise missile 1A can engage targets at both sea and land

Pakistan military successfully test-fired the Babur cruise missile 1A which is capable of engaging both land and sea targets with high accuracy.

The Babur cruise missile 1A was launched from a state-of-the-art Multi Tube Missile Launch Vehicle, the ISPR said.

The test launch was attended by National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) Chairperson Dr. Raza Samar, Commander of Army Strategic Forces Command Lt Gen Muhammad Ali, senior officers of strategic plans division, army strategic forces command as well as scientists and engineers of strategic organization.

NESCOM chief Dr. Samar lauded the “standard of training and operational preparedness” of the armed forces which “was reflected by the proficient handling of the weapon system in the field”. He also appreciated the contributions of scientists and engineers towards the “enhancement of Pakistan’s strategic capability”.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee chairperson and the services chiefs also congratulated the armed forces on the successful cruise missile launch.

This is the third missile test carried out by Pakistan in less than a month. On January 20, the successful test of the surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-III was conducted. Pakistan also successfully conducted the test launch of nuclear-capable ballistic mis­sile Ghaznavi.

Earlier, the army had also test-fired an indigenously developed extended-range Guided Multi-Launch Rocket System (GMLRS).

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