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India's Nuclear Triad Complete : INS Arihant Inducted

India on 18 October 2016 completed its nuclear triad by inducting country's first indigenously-constructed nuclear submarine INS Arihant into service.
●    INS Arihant was formally commissioned by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba in August 2016.
●    INS Arihant is the lead ship of India's Arihant class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines.
●    The 6000 tonne vessel was built under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project at the Ship Building Centre in the port city of Visakhapatnam.
●    It was launched on 26 July 2009, the anniversary of Vijay Diwas (Kargil War Victory Day) by the then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh.
●    After fitting out and extensive sea trials, on 23 February 2016, Arihant was confirmed as ready for operations, and was quietly commissioned in August 2016.
●    It first of the expected five in the class of submarines designed and constructed as a part of the Indian Navy's secretive ATV project.

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