New Delhi: In a move that will pull India a step closer to achieving the “nuclear triad”, Indian Navy is all set to start sea trials for its first indigenously-built nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant in few weeks, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral LVS Babu said on Tuesday.
A miniature model of the prestigious subamrine will also be flaunted as a part of Indian Navy tableaux at the Republic Day Parade.
INS Arihant’s commissioning into the Indian Navy, which is expected till the end of the year, will gift India with the “nuclear triad”, that is the ability to retaliate to nuclear strikes from land, air and sea-based systems.
Sea trials for INS Arihant will be the next major milestone for the submarine, which went critical on August 10, when the nuclear reactor aboard it was activated.
“INS Arihant will provide us with the option for sea-based strategic deterrence, the third leg of the triad,” Assistant Chief of Navy Staff (Submarine) Rear Admiral L Sarat Babu told reporters.
Full article: Indian Navy to conduct INS Arihant sea trials in a month (Zee News India)