Sunday, July 26, 2009

India Joins Nuclear Sub Club

Today India became only the sixth country to launch it's own nuclear-powered submarine, joining an exclusive club alongside the U.S., Russia, China, France and the UK.  INS Arihant (which means "Destroyer of Enemy") is the first of a planned class of five vessels. Armament will include 12 nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles, dramatically increasing India's nuclear deterrent capability and ability to retaliate after a first-strike.


  1. It is certainly a breakthrough to the Indian Navy. India is now proud of joining the elite club of countries that have such sophisticated nuclear capable vessels. But with U.S already having 74 such fully operational vessels, China having 10 and India needing another two years to have Arihant fully operational, Is India still lagging? These weapons of mass destruction" inspire awe and fear, and some believe will eventually result in Armageddon.

  2. Well, they are definitely behind. But it's still a major advance.