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Pakistan successfully test fires Submarine Launched Cruise Missile BABUR

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RAWALPINDI — Pakistan has successfully conducted test fire of indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) BABUR having a range of 450 KMs on Thursday, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Babur is capable of delivering different kinds of payloads and employs underwater controlled propulsion, advanced guidance and navigation features.

According to ISPR, the media wing of the military, the missile was fired from an underwater dynamic platform, which successfully engaged its target with precise accuracy; meeting all the flight parameters.

SLCM BABUR is capable of delivering various types of payloads and incorporates state of the art technologies including underwater controlled propulsion, advanced guidance and navigation features. It provides Pakistan credible second strike capability, augmenting the existing deterrence regime.

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Development of this capability also reflects Pakistan’s response to provocative nuclear strategies and posture being pursued in neighbourhood through induction of nuclear submarines and ship-borne nuclear missiles; leading to nuclearisation of Indian Ocean Region.

The test was witnessed by DG Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Chairman NESCOM, Commander Naval Strategic Force Command (NSFC), senior officials, scientists and engineers from Strategic Scientific Organizations.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and President Mamnoon Hussain have also conveyed their facilitation to the scientists, engineers and NSFC personnel involved in the effort.

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7 killed after Delhi-Bound train derails in Bihar

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NEW DELHI — At least seven people have died and 14 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early Sunday morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district.

Eleven coaches of 12487 Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:52 am. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.

The injured are being transported to local hospitals.

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The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place, officials said.

Bodies are believed to be trapped inside one of the affected coaches and the number of dead is likely to rise, local police official said.

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