The Pakistan Army conducted a successful test-firing of a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Babar’ on February 11, 2021. This test was the third missile test carried out over the past three weeks.
About the missile:
- The Babur cruise missile IA was launched from Multi Tube Missile Launch Vehicle.
- This missile is capable of hitting land and sea targets with “high precision” up to 450 kilometres away.
Earlier, Pakistan army conducted a successful test of the surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-III in January 2021, followed by the ‘training launch’ of nuclear-capable ballistic missile Ghaznavi in February 2021.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- President of Pakistan: Arif Alvi.
- Prime Minister of Pakistan: Imran Khan.