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Islamabad, 9 Jan 2017 : Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-III, an official said, and claimed the missile has been developed indigenously.

The range of the missile is 450 km, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said.

The development came less than a month after Pakistan conducted a successful test of an enhanced version of Babur cruise missile.

Babur weapons system version II incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike targets both at land and sea with high accuracy at a range of 700 km.

It is a low-flying, terrain hugging missile, which carries certain stealth features and is capable of carrying various types of warheads.

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa congratulated the team behind the launch and the nation on the development, Maj. Gen. Ghafoor said.

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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti released from detention after 14 months

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Jammu, 13 Oct : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti was on Tuesday released from detention. “PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is being released from detention,” said Jammu and Kashmir administration spokesperson Rohit Kansal.

A government order issued on Tuesday night said her detention was being revoked with immediate effect.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration in July had extended her detention by three months under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

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Swimming pools for training of sportspersons to open with SOP from Oct 15

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SAD breaks alliance with BJP Leaves NDA in protest against farmers ordinance

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Chandigarh, 26 Sep : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has severed its alliance with the BJP. The Akali Dal had a 22-year-old alliance with the BJP.

The decision was taken after a meeting of the Akali Dal’s Kaur Committee which lasted for more than four hours today. Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal addressed the press after the meeting and announced that he would no longer be a part of BJP-NDA.

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