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Pakistan successfully test-fired a longer-range variant of the Babur cruise missile

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan successfully tested an expanded range variant of its indigenously built Babur Cruise Missile 1B, according to a statement released by the military media wing on Tuesday.

Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, Director-General Strategic Plans Division, Chairman NESCOM Dr Raza Samar, Commander Army Strategic Force Command Lieutenant General Muhammad Ali, senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces, scientists and engineers from strategic organisations were present at the launch.

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Director-General, Strategic Plans Division, congratulated the scientists and engineers on achieving excellence in the domain of cruise missile technology and expressed his full confidence that this test will further strengthen Pakistan’s Strategic Deterrence.

President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza and Services Chiefs have also congratulated the scientists and engineers on the conduct of successful launch.

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On December 8, Pakistan Navy Air Defence Units conducted a successful test launch of surface-to-air missiles.

According to a spokesperson for Pakistan Navy, all missiles successfully hit their targets.

Earlier in November, Pakistan had conducted a flight test of Shaheen-1A surface-to-surface ballistic missile. The test flight was aimed at re-validating certain design and technical parameters of the weapon system.



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