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India’s First Domestic-Made Nuclear Submarine Takes Its First Successful Patrol

Modi said a successful month-long patrol by Arihant, which was commissioned in 2016, had completed India's goal of having the capacity to deliver nuclear warheads

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses a gathering in New Delhi, India. VOA

India said on Monday its first domestically built nuclear-powered submarine had recently completed a “deterrence patrol,” giving it the capability to fire nuclear weapons from land, air and sea in the event of any “misadventure” by enemies.

With nuclear-armed China to its north and nuclear-armed Pakistan to its west – both of which India has fought wars with – India’s nationalist prime minister, Narendra Modi, said the INS Arihant was a “fitting response to those who indulge in nuclear blackmail.”

He did not elaborate.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, VOA

“Amid an increase in the number of nuclear weapons in our surroundings, a credible nuclear deterrence is extremely important for our country’s security,” he told the crew of the submarine in a speech televised nationwide.

“Arihant is an open warning for the country’s enemies, for the foes of peace: don’t try any misadventure against India.”

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India’s nationalist prime minister, Narendra Modi, said the INS Arihant was a “fitting response to those who indulge in nuclear blackmail.”

Though India’s relations with China are warming, particularly in the area of trade, ties with Pakistan have nosedived under Modi, who has adopted a more assertive strategy towards the arch rival.

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Modi said a successful month-long patrol by Arihant, which was commissioned in 2016, had completed India’s goal of having the capacity to deliver nuclear warheads with aircraft, missiles and submarines, 20 years after conducting its first nuclear tests. (VOA)

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Apple Unveils Third Generation Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11 Series

The case features a dedicated camera button that launches the Camera app whether the iPhone is locked or unlocked

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The new Apple Smart Battery Cases are available in white, black and pink sand for the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max and just white and black for the iPhone 11. All versions are priced at $129 in US. Pixabay

Apple has launched its third generation of smart battery cases for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max.

The new Smart Battery Cases are available in white, black and pink sand for the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max and just white and black for the iPhone 11. All versions are priced at $129 in US.

“Engineered for iPhone 11, the smart battery case gives you even longer battery life while offering great protection. Inside, a soft microfiber lining helps protect your iPhone. And on the outside, the silky, soft-touch finish of the silicone exterior feels great in your hand. A soft elastomer hinge design makes it easy to put the case on and take it off, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Apple has launched its third generation of smart battery cases for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. Pixabay

The case features a dedicated camera button that launches the Camera app whether the iPhone is locked or unlocked.

A quick press of the button takes a photo and a longer press captures QuickTake video. It works for selfies, too.

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Additionally, the case can be charged even faster with USB-PD-compatible chargers. It also supports Lightning accessories, such as the EarPods with lightning connector or the lightning digital AV adapter. (IANS)