RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful test of an enhanced range version of the indigenously developed Babur Cruise Missile 1B, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
According to an ISPR statement posted on its website, Tuesday’s missile launch was witnessed by Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, Director General, Strategic Plans Division, Dr Raza Samar, Chairman NESCOM, Lieutenant General Muhammad Ali, Commander Army Strategic Force Command, senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.
The 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 Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and the services chiefs also congratulated the scientists and engineers on the successful launch of the missile.
On Nov 24, Pakistan had successfully conducted a flight test of Shaheen-1A surface-to-surface ballistic missile. According to the ISPR, the test flight was aimed at re-validating certain design and technical parameters of the weapon system. TF Report