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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...-two-years-Navy-chief/articleshow/5292923.cms

    Indigenous nuclear submarine in two years: Navy chief

    PTI 2 December 2009, 07:18pm ISTText Size:|Topics:Nuclear
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    NEW DELHI: India's first indigenous nuclear submarine, INS Arihant, will be inducted into the Navy fleet in two years.

    "INS Arihant will be inducted into the Navy in two years or so," Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma told reporters here ahead of the Navy Day on December 4.

    However, Verma refused speak about Russia leasing out its Akula-II 'Nerpa' nuclear-powered submarine to India for 10 years. "I have no response for that," he said to queries on when Nerpa would join the Indian Navy.

    Arihant, the first submarine under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) programme, was launched for sea trials on July 26 this year at a naval yard in Visakhapatnam by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gurcharan Kaur.

    "It (Arihant) demonstrates a quantum leap in the shipbuilding capabilities of the country. It is a nuclear- powered submarine, which is indigenously designed and constructed," Verma said.

    The endurance of the submarine was only limited by the endurance of the crew, food and provisions that it could carry, he said.

    The submarine is now undergoing wide-ranging trials in harbour to prove that the various systems fitted on board perform as per their design. This would be followed by extensive sea trials before it is commissioned into the Navy.
     
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    That means By 2012 we will have arihant...

    Another Nuclear sub is ready to launch in 2010...

    So,Probably by 2015-16 we definitely have atleact 3 Arihant class submarine in our naval fleet.

    :cheers:
     
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