Being surrounded by two hostile nations, it has always been a matter of life and death for Pakistan to keep modernizing its warfare technology and tactics. Cruise missiles are the most useful in this region in case of war since they can target any of the major key areas in the surrounding hostile countries. On 15 April, 2018, Pakistan successfully tested its enhanced and nuclear-capable Babur cruise missile named Babur Weapons System 1.
The missile showed a great accuracy at a range of 700 km. The media wing of Pakistan army issued a statement that
The weapon system incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that can strike both land and sea with a high accuracy at a range of 700 km
This low-altitude missile is very useful for stealth attacks by flying under-the-radar. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, it can carry many types of warheads including nuclear warheads. This locally developed land-hugging ballistic cruise missile is a major addition in the Pakistani arsenal. President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also praised and congratulated the team involved in the development of the missile.