What are SSBN and Why Does India Need Them

2024 • 4min • National • Defence


An image, possibly the first, of India’s nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine or SSBN, the Arighat was taken from a beach at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The submarine is sailing on the surface and appears to be returning to base after sea trials. What are SSBNs and why does India need them?