NEW DELHI: A day after Pakistan boasted of joining nuke triad club by launching its Babur missile, defence establishment here in national capital have raised serious apprehensions over the released video by saying it could be ‘fudged’.
According to sources in the Indian Navy, which monitors such activity in the Arabian Sea, have disclosed that there was no missile test off the coast of Pakistan on Monday.
On Monday, the Inter Service Public Relations, the media wing of the Pakistani military issued a statement saying that the missile, Babur-3, with a range of 450 kilometres was fired from an underwater, mobile platform and hit its target with precise accuracy.
ISPR also released the video of a Babur-III submarine-launched cruise missile test, claiming a giant leap in its naval nuclear program.
Calling it handy work of simulation, an Indian navy official said,’ Such clean videography of submarine-launched missile from such proximity seems like an excellent work of graphics.” Some experts even raised questions over the missile changing colour from white to orange.
Statement from Pakistan also stated that the Babur-3 SLCM in land-attack mode is capable of delivering various types of payloads and will provide Pakistan with a “credible second strike capability, augmenting deterrence”.