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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).

The test-launch of the missile was witnessed by Director General of the Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Nadeem Zaki Manj, NESCOM Chairman Dr Raza Samar, Commander Army Strategic Force Command Lieutenant General Muhammad Ali, senior officers, scientists and engineers of strategic organisations.

Gen Manj 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.

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