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India will strengthen the nuclear triad by commissioning the second nuclear submarine, concern over revelations on China in SIPRI report

New Delhi : India is set to strengthen its most vulnerable part of the nuclear triad by commissioning its second SSBN (naval parlance for nuclear-powered submarines armed with nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles) INS Arighat in the next few months. The first INS Arihant was commissioned in 2018. The subsequent launch of the S-4 in November 2022 was also significant from a strategic point of view. This was India’s third indigenous nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) after INS Arihant and Arighat.

India’s nuclear triad has been strengthened in recent years due to advances in delivery vehicles. More than a decade after Indian scientists began working on the Agni-V, the missile has matured through the testing process. On 15 December 2022, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) conducted the ninth test of the nuclear-capable ballistic missile.

Not only Pakistan, now China is also within the range of India’s nuclear weapons, it can attack anywhere, Dragon is in tension

What is the nuclear triad?

The nuclear triad is a three-pronged military force structure. It includes ground-launched nuclear missiles, nuclear missile-armed submarines, and tactical aircraft equipped with nuclear bombs and missiles. Only four countries in the world have a nuclear triad. These include the United States, Russia, India, and China. Pakistan is a partial nuclear triad. Israel is suspected of having a nuclear triad, but its status has not been confirmed.

presswire18 TimesPakistan is now in pursuit of nuclear submarines following India’s example, will deploy Babur-3 cruise missile

Sipri’s report on China raised concerns

On the other hand, the report of Swedish think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on China has raised concerns. According to the report, China is increasing its stockpile of nuclear weapons faster than any other country in the world. China now has three times more nuclear weapons than India. Apart from this, it has also deployed “high operation alert” on some ballistic missiles. At the same time, Pakistan remains at par with India in terms of the number of nuclear weapons. At the same time, Russia and America are far ahead of other countries. These two countries have 90% of the total nuclear weapons.

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