Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicINS Arihant

Topic: INS Arihant

India’s submarine plans hit by dwindling fleet as Navy decommissions INS Sindhudhvaj

India is left with just 15 submarines, seven of which are the Russian Kilo class. Project 75 is in doldrums with foreign firms shying away from bidding process.

Ballistic missile submarine Arighat in final stages of trials, to be commissioned early 2021

Once Arighat is commissioned, India will have two operational SSBNs that are equipped with the 750-KM range K-15 missile, designed for retaliatory nuclear strikes.

Why India and China haven’t used the ‘N’ word throughout the Ladakh conflict

For avid nuclear analysts, the India-China watch has been rather boring, whereas nuclear noises emanate from Islamabad every time there's a skirmish with Pakistan.

India’s K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile aces second test in a week

The missile has a range of 3,500km, with 'almost all parts of Pakistan and several areas of China within its reach'.

India test fires K-4, a 3,500 km nuclear-capable missile meant for Arihant submarine

K-4 is the most potent missile that India can fire from a submarine, giving the country unprecedented second-strike capability and huge deterrence power.

PM Modi has spoken. With INS Arihant, India is no longer a reluctant nuclear power

Modi’s statement on INS Arihant is a marked departure from India’s past stance on nuclear weapons.

INS Arihant is a strategic asset but has little utility for India in conventional conflict

Modi govt’s self-complimentary message on INS Arihant does not obscure the fact that the submarine alone isn’t enough.

India’s planning for future wars almost completely ignores the nuclear threat

After INS Arihant, India needs to seriously reevaluate its nuclear deterrence policy.

India slams Pakistan for expressing concern over deployment of INS Arihant

India's foreign ministry said that Pakistan's comments expressing concern over INS Arihant are coming from a country where 'tenet of responsibility' does not exist.

INS Arihant may be ready, but India shouldn’t pop the champagne bottle yet

INS Arihant deterrence patrol is a significant milestone, but one nuclear submarine isn’t enough to keep Pakistan and China at bay.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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