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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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3 die as building collapse near Delhi, dozen more people feared trapped

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NEW DELHI — At least three people have confirmed died after a six-storey building collapsed and fell on another building in Greater Noida near New Delhi of India on Tuesday night.

The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) team has recovered three bodies from under the debris of the building that collapsed in Greater Noida’s Shah Beri village.

Bodies of two people were first recovered from the remains of the four-storey building at around 1:15 am. Six hour later, a third body was recovered. A woman is among those who died in the collapse.

At least a dozen more people including children are feared trapped in the debris,the police say.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate and the police to monitor relief and rescue activities along with the NDRF team.

The agitated locals say though the buildings collapsed at around 8:30 pm, the police reached the spot almost an hour after they were informed.

Meanwhile, three people, including the man who owned the under-construction site, have been arrested, police said.

Eighteen families lived in the building in the Shah Beri village, according to reports.

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