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INS Arihant, India's first indigenous nuclear submarine, successfully completes first deterrence patrol: PM Modi

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 November 2018, 08:53 PM
INS Arihant, India's first indigenous nuclear submarine, successfully completes first deterrence patrol: PM Modi
INS Arihant, India's first indigenous nuclear submarine, successfully completes first deterrence patrol: PM Modi

INS Arihant, India's first indigenous nuclear submarine, has successfully completed its first deterrence patrol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday. Modi said the underwater war boat is a "fitting response" to those who indulge in "nuclear blackmail". 

"India's pride, nuclear submarine INS Arihant successfully completed its first deterrence patrol! I congratulate all those involved, especially the crew of INS Arihant for this accomplishment, which will always be remembered in our history," Modi said in a series of tweets.

It is seen as a significant development for the Indian defence as the prime minister said the INS Arihant will help in protecting the country from external threats and contribute to the atmosphere of peace in the region.

"In an era such as this, a credible nuclear deterrence is the need of the hour. The success of INS Arihant gives a fitting response to those who indulge in nuclear blackmail," he tweeted.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Monday, November 05, 2018 07:39 PM
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