Pakistan has tested the nuclear-capable missile Babur-3 which has been launched from submarine. The success of this test is still unknown. This nuclear-capable Babur-3 missile will accelerate the tensions in the already agitated Asian region. The missile has a range of 450 km. It was fired from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean.
Pakistani military said that Babur-3 shows the Pakistani force and success in missile development. It is also a deterrent against arch-foe India.
Indian and Pakistan both are nuclear armed nations and have fought three wars since 1947 independence. Both the nations are developing missiles regularly to enhance their portfolio of arms.
Pakistan is looking to ensure and reap the gains by reinforcing the policy of credible minimum deterrence.
India has already leading in this race of nuclear missile development and launching capacity from Submarines. India successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable, submarine-launched missile in 2008 and in 2013.
The Pakistani military’s official release clarified that Babur-3 missile is capable of delivering various types of payloads. It will provide Pakistan with a Credible Second Strike Capability, augmenting deterrence.
The Babur-3 missile is a sea-based variant of the ground-launched Babur-2 missile. The military said the missile had features such as “underwater controlled propulsion and advanced guidance and navigation”.