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In what is considered a significant milestone in India’s attempt to have a nuclear triad, the country’s first nuclear-powered and nuclear missile armed submarine INS Arihant has returned after carrying out its first deterrence patrol in the high seas. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said it’s a fitting response to those who indulge in nuclear blackmail. What this achievement means for India’s security and what the future holds is discussed in this chat between Nitin A. Gokhale and RAdm Sudarshan Shrikhande (retd).