Arihant follow-on submarine

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Class overview
Operators: Indian Navy
Preceded by: Arihant-class submarine
Planned: 7-9
General characteristics
Type: Ballistic missile submarine
Armament: K-4 or K-5

The Government of India approved the construction of the follow-on to the Arihant class submarine in mid-2008. The submarines will be twice the size of Arihant class submarines, and each submarine will cost Rs 8,000 crore.[1] According to Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma, the Indian Navy is working to ensure credible nuclear deterrence capability utilizing the Arihant class and its follow-on class of submarines.[2]