India operates 3 home-made ballistic projectile submarines, and has actually created 2 submarine-launched surface-to-surface missiles-the K-15 and the K-4

India’s nuclear ballistic projectile submarine INS Arihant effectively test-fired a ballistic projectile on Friday, a major milestone as earlier test-firings were done from repaired undersea pontoons; this time around the submarine itself launched the missile.

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The submarine-launched ballistic missile examination proves the trustworthiness of India’s naval nuclear deterrent. Indian ballistic rocket submarines may currently be able to target China and Pakistan from undersea areas when deployed.

The most up to date submarine-launched ballistic missile test shows that the home-made INS Arihant class submarines are operational in all respects.

“All functional as well as technical specifications of the tool system have actually been confirmed,” the Support Ministry said in a declaration today after the test-firing.

The submarine-launched ballistic missile, or SLBM, was evaluated to a fixed variety as well as affected the target location in the Bay of Bengal with really high accuracy, the Protection Ministry stated.

The effective test launch of the SLBM by INS Arihant is substantial to confirm team competency as well as verify India’s ballistic projectile submarine program, a crucial element of India’s nuclear prevention capacity.

“A robust, survivable and guaranteed retaliatory ability is in maintaining with India’s policy to have reputable minimum deterrence that underpins its ‘no first use’ dedication,” the Support Ministry claimed.

India runs 3 home-made ballistic rocket submarines, and also has actually created two submarine-launched surface-to-surface missiles-the K-15 and the K-4. The latter has a series of 3,500 kilometres, which acts as a nuclear deterrent versus China.

The program to develop nuclear-powered submarines and also fit them with submarine-launched ballistic missiles is, without a doubt, the most complicated weapons development program India has ever taken part in.

India is the 6th country in the world to have actually nuclear-powered submarines armed with ballistic projectiles after the US, Russia, the UK, France and also China.

INS Arihant is India’s initial home-made nuclear submarine. It was launched in July 2009, the wedding anniversary of Vijay Diwas (Kargil War Victory Day) by former Head of state Dr Manmohan Singh’s spouse Gursharan Kaur.

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Last Updated: 14 October 2022