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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Pakistan successfully test-fires cruise missile

[b]Pakistan successfully test-fires cruise missile[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 22 March, ( [/b]Pakistan on Tuesday successfully test-fired a cruise missile that can carry a nuclear warhead and hit targets within a 310-mile range (500 kilometers).

All phases of the planned trajectory were extremely successful and the missile impacted with pinpoint accuracy. It may be recalled that the Babur cruise missile, which has been indigenously developed, was tested for the first time in August 2005, an army statement said.

Babur cruise missile which was tested in the ground launched version will also be capable of being placed in submarines and on surface ships.

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