quotes South Asia Center Nonresident Fellow Iskander Rehman on India’s nuclear submarine program:

According to Iskander Rehman of the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based policy research group, while India began sea trials for its first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine in 2009,  the nation is still years from deploying a nuclear weapon at sea. In February India increased its defense budget by 11 percent to $40 billion and approved the building of six nuclear-powered submarines.

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