Boost for Navy as Arihant gears up for arms trial

The INS Arihant, indigenous nuclear powered submarine, is all set to start the sea trial of its submarine launched ballistic missile, which will complete India’s nuclear triad or second strike capability from land, air and sea. “Weapon trials of Arihant will take place either in the last quarter of this year or in the beginning of next year,” Mr Avinash Chander, Director‐General of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and scientific adviser to the defence minister, said. Known as B05 (as well as K‐15), the submarine launched ballistic missile is the main weapon for India’s first SSBN. It was tested successfully from an under‐water pontoon off Visakhapatnam in January showcasing the missile’s ability to break waters.

Source: Deccan Herald

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