Pakistan successfully tests submarine-launched cruise missile

Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur. (Photo courtesy: social media)
Updated 30 March 2018
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Pakistan successfully tests submarine-launched cruise missile

RAWALPINDI: 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.


US to hold economic workshop in Bahrain in June to encourage investment in Palestinian areas

Updated 19 min 25 sec ago
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US to hold economic workshop in Bahrain in June to encourage investment in Palestinian areas

WASHINGTON: The US is to hold an international economic workshop in Bahrain in late June to encourage investment in Palestinian areas as the first part of its Middle East peace plan, according to a White House statement.

The "Peace to Prosperity" conference, which will be held from June 25-26, is intended to "galvanize support for potential economic investments" that could be made possible by a Middle East peace agreement, the statement added.

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