Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Indian SLBM is now ready for the SSBN - INS Arihant‎

The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has announced that it has successfully developed nuclear-tipped submarine-launched ballistic missile - SLBM. Long shrouded in secrecy, unlike surface-to-surface nuclear missiles like Agni, the SLBM was a closely -guarded secret while in development and was called the 'Sagarika Project'.

A file photo of a submarine-launched ballistic missile ( Image Courtesy - intellibriefs )

In all probability, the INS Arihant will take this missile on board. So far, countries like the US, Russia, France, China and the UK have the capability to launch a submarine-based ballistic missile.

News Courtesy - ndtv.com

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