Pakistan conducted the first launch of a submarine ballistic missile

Pakistan conducted a successful launch of its first underwater cruise missile. On 9 January, BBC News reported, citing representatives of the Ministry of defense of the country.

According to the military, were launched ballistic missile «Babur-3», which has a range of 450 km and can carry a nuclear warhead. It is noted that the start was made at an undisclosed location in the Indian ocean.

As stated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the test run showed Pakistan «technical progress and confidence in their abilities».

According to analysts, further development of Pakistan in this direction could increase tensions in relations with neighboring India.

We will remind, in 2015, Pakistan tested a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

Pakistan and India conducted nuclear tests in 1998, almost simultaneously — after decades of secret development of weapons. Neighboring countries experienced two wars, claiming the region of Kashmir, which both India and Pakistan consider their own.




Pakistan conducted the first launch of a submarine ballistic missile 10.01.2017

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