India’s Nuclear Submarine Makes First Patrol, Prime minister Modi Warns Against ‘Misadventure’


India said on Monday (5) that its first domestically built nuclear-powered submarine had recently completed a “deterrence patrol”, giving it the capability to fire nuclear weapons from land, air and sea in the event of any “misadventure” by enemies. With nuclear-armed China to its north and nuclear-armed Pakistan to its west – both of which India has fought wars with, India’s nationalist prime minister, Narendra Modi, said the INS Arihant was a “fitting response to those who indulge in nuclear blackmail”. He did not elaborate. “Amid an increase in the number of nuclear weapons in our surroundings, a credible nuclear…

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