"India way ahead in creating nuke deterrence"

India is undertaking a "huge amount of work" toward creating a minimum credible nuclear deterrence and "way ahead" in what it needs to do on this front, a key official said on Friday.

Bangalore: India is undertaking a "huge
amount of work" toward creating a minimum credible nuclear
deterrence and "way ahead" in what it needs to do on this
front, a key official said on Friday.

"There is a huge amount of work that`s going on toward
creating our minimum credible deterrence," Commander-in-Chief
of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) Air Marshal K J Mathews said
on the occasion of the golden jubilee celebration of HF-24
(Marut), India`s first indigenous combat aircraft which made
its maiden flight on June 17, 1961.

"We are way up and ahead on what we need to do (in the
creation of minimum credible nuclear deterrence)," he added.

He said SFC is responsible for the country`s nuclear
arsenal, preparation as well as delivery. The tri-service
command directly reports to the Prime Minister.

PTI

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