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SSBMs-SLBMs: India’s Necessity

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Author: V Adm Arun Kumar Singh PVSM, AVSM, NM (Retd)

For India, though the maiden deterrence patrol of Arihant was a historic milestone, it is premature to pop the champagne bottle yet. India has a long way to go. We need additional funds to open a second production line for SSNs, while the first SSBN production line graduates to building larger, more capable SSBNs. In the meantime, it is vital that our scientists design and produce for the 6,000 tonne INS Arihant and her sister SSBNs, an SLBM with a range o fover 4,000 km. INS Arihant needs long range SLBMs and India also needs SSN


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