Pakistan stands with World Powers with second strike capability

Pakistan stands with World Powers with second strike capability

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has attained the second strike capability after the successful launch of the Babar III sea based cruise missile .

Babur-3 is a sea-based variant of the ground-launched cruise missile (GLCM) Babur-2, which was successfully tested in December last year.

Babur-3 incorporates state-of-the-art technologies, including underwater controlled propulsion and advanced guidance and navigation features, duly augmented by global navigation, terrain and scene matching systems.

The second strike capability is something that world military powers, like the United States, Russia, China, have, and it will give Pakistan an edge over India .

“Both Pakistan and India are nuclear powers. The good thing about a sea-based mobile platform is that it is undetected.

The ISPR said: “The missile features terrain hugging and sea skimming flight capabilities to evade hostile radars and air defences, in addition to certain stealth technologies, in an emerging regional ballistic missile defence (BMD) environment.”

In land-attack mode, Babur-3 SLCM is capable of delivering various types of payloads and will provide Pakistan with a credible second strike capability , augmenting deterrence.

While the pursuit and now the successful attainment of a second strike capability by Pakistan represents a major scientific milestone, it is manifestation of the strategy of measured response to nuclear strategies and postures being adopted in Pakistan’s neighbourhood.

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