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Architecture in Success of a Strategic Platform : Lesson from Arihant
The Programme INS Arihant Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear (SSBN), which completed its ‘deterrence patrol’ recently and was commended by the Prime Minister, is a three decades old pursuit of a survivable, nuclear launch option. It owes its genesis in events of 1971 War that proved the efficacy of submarines as great deterrent to adversaries far exceeding one’s own defence capability.
Arihant to India’s defence: Nuclear triad is now fully operational and provides us with credible strategic deterrence
Monday, 5 November 2018, was indeed a red letter and historic day in the history of India’s security paradigm when a visibly proud Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the completion of a maiden ‘deterrent patrol’ by INS Arihant, India’s first indigenously built nuclear ballistic missile submarine.
Transcript of the full speech of Shri S Gurumurthy, Chairman, VIF on 'State of the Economy: India and the World' delivered at VIF on 15 Nov 2018
Professor Roger Moser, who says India is a second home, was partnering with me in discussions today on employing technology which is already developed. This is a new area of development all over the world.
The Trinity Of Power
INS Arihant will enable India to assert its rights on water, besides land and air. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on November 5 that India’s first indigenously designed and built nuclear-powered submarine, the INS Arihant, which is equipped with nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles had just completed a nearly month-long nuclear deterrence patrol. This is a landmark development on many counts.
मालदीव: लोकतंत्र की जीत
चुनाव अचंभे में डालते ही हैं। मालदीव में 23 सितंबर, 2018 को हुए राष्ट्रपति चुनाव इतिहास में ऐसे चुनावों के रूप में दर्ज हो जाएंगे, जिन्होंने बड़े अचंभे में ही नहीं डाला बल्कि ऐसा जबरदस्त उलटफेर भी कर दिया, जो लोकतंत्र की स्थापना के इस देश के प्रयासों की प्रक्रिया नए सिरे से आरंभ कर सकता है।
Public Call for Independence - What it Means for Taiwan
It would be an understatement to say that a lot has happened and is happening across the Taiwan Straits. The relationship between Taiwan and China has been strained since the election of the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen as the President in May 2016 and her refusal to acknowledge the 1992 consensus.
Pakistan: The Aasia Bibi Case and its Aftermath
The controversy surrounding the blasphemy case of Pakistani citizen Aasia Noreen, better known as Aasia Bibi of village Ikkawali in Sheikhpura, Punjab, has drawn attention to the culture of extremism in Pakistan and showed the government and the army in a very poor light. It is only the Supreme Court that has come out with flying colours. The Case
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September 26, 2018
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November 20, 2018
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