India’s nuclear deterrent
India’s nuclear defences now in place.
India declares its nuclear triad complete
India announced on 5 November that it has completed its retaliatory nuclear deterrence triad consisting of land-based, aerial, and now maritime platforms capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
The announcement was made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the return of INS Arihant , the country’s indigenously designed and built nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) from its maiden deterrence patrol.
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