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India tests submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from INS Arihant

India successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from INS Arihant on Friday.

By wasmulhaq 
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India successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from INS Arihant on Friday.

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The Defense Ministry stated that the missile was tested to a predetermined range and hit the target region in the Bay of Bengal with extremely high accuracy.

The statement went on to say that the weapon system’s operational and technological specifications had all been verified.

As per the defence ministry, the INS Arihant’s successful SLBM user training launch is vital to demonstrate crew competency and validate the SSBN programme, a crucial component of India’s nuclear prevention capabilities.

India is a peace-loving nation, but the country always follows a policy of retaliatory capability with the commitment “no first use,” as stated.

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Know about Arihant

INS Arihant (SSBN 80) is a designated S2 Strategic Strike Nuclear Submarine. It is the lead ship of India’s Arihant Class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines.

The 6,000-tonne ship was constructed at the Ship Building Center in the port city of Visakhapatnam as part of the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project.

Arihant was launched on July 26, 2009, on the anniversary of Vijay Diwas (Kargil War Victory Day), by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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