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INS Arihant completing its first deterrence patrol a historic feat: Shah

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Monday described the successful completion of its first deterrence patrol by Indian nuclear submarine as a "historic feat" as he hailed Narendra Modi's strong leadership, which, he said, had enhanced the country's strategic and economic position globally.

Noting that the feat was achieved on "Dhanteras", which is about wellbeing, Shah said, "In that spirit, our armed forces give the historic feat of our nuclear submarine, INS Arihant, completing its first deterrence patrol."

also got its with this, he added.

"I congratulate PM for his strong leadership, which has enhanced India's strategic & economic position globally. His emphasis towards issues relating to national security & strategic interests of will continue to benefit 130 crore Indians in the years to come," the (BJP) chief said in a series of tweets.

The ranked among the best, were fully committed to peace and at the same time, fully prepared to give a strong answer to elements who tried to disturb the atmosphere of peace, he said, adding that a grateful nation saluted their courage.

"The achievement of and the will further India's strategic and security interests. It also reaffirms India's historical commitment to peaceful coexistence," Shah said.

Earlier in the day, Modi announced that had successfully completed its first deterrence patrol and stressed that the underwater war boat was a "fitting response" to those who indulged in "nuclear blackmail".

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 19:40 IST