Marking India’s next milestone in its efforts to establish an effective nuclear triad, sea trials of the indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant are expected to begin within the next few weeks. The nuclear-capable Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) BO-5 will subsequently be test-fired from INS Arihant, an official says. The medium-range nuclear missile can strike targets out to 700 km (435 mi.). It has so far been test-fired from pontoons. The nuclear reactor on the sub was ...

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