Ari­hant—Func­tional Arm of In­dia’s Nu­clear Triad!

once Ari­hant is fully op­er­a­tional in­dia will proudly claim the mem­ber­ship to the ex­clu­sive club of other Ô nu­clear triad Õ pow­ers Ñ UK, Usa, china, rus­sia and France


Ade­ci­sion to Cre­ate in­dige­nous de­sign, de­vel­op­ment and con­struc­tion ca­pa­bil­ity for strate­gic arm of nu­clear pow­ered ship sub­mersible bal­lis­tic nu­clear (ssbn) was taken by the Gov­ern­ment of in­dia way back in the early 1970s. the pro­gramme was es­tab- lished un­der an um­brella of a clas­si­fied project ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy ve­hi­cle (Atv). since then Atv Project (A Tvp) has braved rough weathers and daunting chal­lenges over the past four decades or more. the worst phase of the pro­gramme came with the down­fall of for­mer soviet Union which un­der an in­ter-Govern­men­tal Agree­ment had promised to help in­dia in cre­at­ing this highly com­plex in­dige­nous ca­pa­bil­ity as a tech­nol­ogy demon­stra­tor.

With the launch of Ari­hant, which trans­lates to an­ni­hi­la­tor of ene­mies, by the then Prime Min­is­ter Man­mo­han singh on July 26, 2009, a ma­jor mile­stone in the suc­cess story of A Tvp had been ac­com­plished. im­me­di­ately there­after most cru­cial phase for the first of in­dige­nous nu­clear pow­ered ssbn be­gan.

PHO­TO­GRAPH: In­dian Navy

Ari­hant’s mis­sile tested, near ready for in­te­gra­tion

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