Washington sources have reported that India seeks status as a global power; the Pentagon's top intelligence chief told US lawmakers, adding that as such New Delhi perceives its strategic forces as necessary elements to achieve that goal.
Presently India has put its first domestically built nuclear submarine, the INS Arihant, into service, and is set to take delivery of its second nuclear sub, the INS Arighat, in 2018, Lt Gen Robert Ashley, Director, and Defense Intelligence Agency told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Ashley said India continues to modernize its military to better posture itself to defend its interests at home and in the broader Indian Ocean region while reinforcing its diplomatic and economic outreach across Asia.
Ashley said Pakistan is increasing its nuclear
stockpile and developing tactical nuclear weapons and new ballistic missile
systems. Earlier in January 2017, Pakistan conducted the first test launch of
its nuclear capable Ababeel ballistic missile, demonstrating South Asia's first
MIRV payload, and in early July, Pakistan demonstrated an expanded range Nasr
Southern states join hands against Modi!! Despite heavy troubles given to people with demonetization, to the traders and businessmen with the implementation of GST, and the constant failures and non implementation of promised and proposed government schemes leading to a drastic economic downfall, the Modi lead government has been in the rule yet. However, the situation has now deteriorated further. The Modi lead BJP had won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, winning by a majority of 282 seats, and coming to rule.
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