Pakistan Says It Has Tested Its First Submarine-Launched Nuclear Missile - NBC Southern California
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Pakistan Says It Has Tested Its First Submarine-Launched Nuclear Missile

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Pakistan Says It Has Tested Its First Submarine-Launched Nuclear Missile
    Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    Pakistan's military test-fires a revised version of a locally developed medium-range cruise missile, which can strike targets both on land and sea, in Pakistan on Dec. 14, 2016. A month later, Pakistan says it has tested the Babur-3 missile, which is its first submarine-launched cruise missile.

    Pakistan's military claimed Monday that it had fired its first submarine-launched cruise missile, an announcement likely to raise tensions between the country’s military and arch-rival India’s million-man army.

    As NBC News reports, Pakistan military officials said they’d tested the missile from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean. A video release confirms the missile was fired from an underwater location.

    India has also been conducting missile tests in recent weeks, as fresh barbs have been traded between the two country’s new army chiefs.