Pakistan test-fires first nuclear-capable submarine cruise missile Babur-3

  • Pakistan successfully test-fired its first Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur-3 capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.  
  • The Babur-3 missile was fired from an underwater mobile platform from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean and hit its target with precise accuracy. 
  • SLCM Babur-3 is a sea-based variant of Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM) Babur-2. 
  • It has been named after the first Mughal Emperor Zahir-ud-Din Babur. It has a range of 450km.

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