Pakistan successfully tests submarine-launched cruise missile

Pakistan on Thursday conducted another successful test of the indigenously developed Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur, which has a range of 450 km.
The missile was fired from an underwater dynamic platform and successfully engaged its target, meeting all the flight parameters.
“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,” said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing.
The missile gives Pakistan a credible second-strike capability, ISPR said, adding: “Pakistan eyes this landmark development as a step toward reinforcing the policy of Credible Minimum Deterrence through indigenization and self-reliance.”
Pakistan’s president and prime minister congratulated the scientists, engineers and personnel involved in the effort.