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The range of the missile is 450 kilometres, the DG ISPR said. Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa congratulated the team behind the launch and the nation on the development, Maj Gen Ghafoor said. The missile was launched from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean, Radio Pakistan reported. Babur-III is a sea-based variant of ground-launched cruise missile Babur-II, which was successfully tested earlier in December last. According to Radio Pakistan, the newly-launched missile has been built with state-of-the-art technology, including underwater-controlled propulsion and advanced guidance and navigation features, augmented by global navigation and terrain and scene matching systems. Babur-III also features terrain-hugging and sea-skimming flight capabilities to evade hostile radars and air defences, in addition to other stealth technologies.

Government is fully committed to root out the menace of terrorism and bring harmony in the country- Pakistan has reiterated its clear-cut policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and extremism to accomplish internal peace as well as supplement its foreign policy initiatives

Pakistan has reiterated its clear-cut policy of zero tolerance against terrorism and extremism to accomplish internal peace as well as supplement its foreign policy initiatives. This resolve was made during a meeting on Pakistan’s foreign relations held in Islamabad today with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair. The meeting reviewed internal and regional security situation in detail with a view to further strengthen gains made through counter-terrorism operations. It resolved for continued efforts at all levels to achieve national policy objectives. The meeting emphasized that the Military Courts have played an extremely important role at a very crucial juncture of one action against extremism and terrorism and translated the actions under operation Zarb-e-Azb to meaningful and tangible national gains.

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