Ballistic Missile: Ballistic missile launched in Bay of Bengal from nuclear submarine INS Arihant

Pankaj Prasad
Ballistic Missile launched in Bay of Bengal
Ballistic Missile launched in Bay of Bengal

The ballistic missile was successfully launched on Friday from the nuclear submarine INS Arihant.

Ballistic Missile: A ballistic missile was successfully launched on Friday from India's strategically important nuclear submarine INS Arihant. Giving information, the Ministry of Defense said that the missile was tested up to a predetermined limit. It was told that the missile met all operational and technical standards while hitting the target in the Bay of Bengal with complete accuracy.

Ministry of Defense gave this information

A statement issued by the Defense Ministry said that successful user training of SLBMs from submarines by INS Arihant is critical to proving launch crew efficiency and in line with the SSBN programme, a key element of India's nuclear deterrence. It was also said that it is a strong, durable and assured countermeasure in keeping with India's policy of credible minimum deterrence, which underlines its commitment to never use first.

Know its features

INS Arihant is India's first and only nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine. Talking about its merits, this submarine is capable of nuclear attack from land, air and sea. INS Arihant protects the country from enemies who have the power to carry out nuclear attacks on India. This nuclear-armed submarine is a very important weapon. Which can launch a missile with the ability to destroy the city from any corner of the sea. The great thing is that it can't even be detected very quickly. Along with this, due to other properties running from the energy received from the nuclear reactor, it can remain under deep water for a long time. Arihant was launched on 26 July 2009 by former PM Manmohan Singh on the anniversary of Vijay Diwas.