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India launches first indigenous nuclear submarine

India launched its first ever indigenously built nuclear submarine for a test run, on Monday.

Over 40 years after India first started its efforts for nuclear submarines, the INS Arihant, is set to undergo operational tests for the next 18 months before it is deemed a fully operational nuclear submarine.

Until now, India has been operating one maritime submarine which, was obtained on a 10 year lease from Russia, reports the Times of India.