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.
Arihant’s missile tested, near ready for integration