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NDTV Exclusive: This is INS Arihant, First Made-in-India Nuclear Submarine

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  1. PARIKRAMA

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    NDTV Exclusive: This is INS Arihant, First Made-in-India Nuclear Submarine
    All India | Pallava Bagla | Updated: August 20, 2014 17:09 IST

    India | Pallava Bagla | Updated: August 20, 2014 17:09 IST

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    The first clear image of India's nuclear ballistic missile submarine, the INS Arihant, the Naval arm of India's nuclear triad



    he INS Arihant, the lead ship of the country's class of indigenously-made nuclear-powered submarines, is being built in top secret conditions at Visakhapatnam.

    NDTV has accessed the first images of the 6,000-tonne vessel, which will be powered by a nuclear reactor using enriched uranium fuel. The INS Arihant is awaiting sea trials.

    When the submarine is declared fighting-fit, India will become one of only six countries in the world with the knowledge of designing, engineering and operating a nuclear submarine.

    Five years ago, then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife inaugurated the submarine in Visakhapatnam by breaking a coconut on its hull.

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    The INS Arihant gives India the much-needed second strike capability as nuclear weapons can be kept hidden away in the depths of the ocean and the submarine can prowl the oceans unseen for months. It will be armed with nuclear-powered ballistic missiles.

    Like other key strategic weapons systems, the INS Arihant is being developed under the aegis of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), which is accountable to the Defence Ministry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the agency in Delhi today and said, "At least five DRDO labs should be identified exclusively for innovation with young scientists up to the age of 35 years. They should be managed by leaders also in the same age group".

    "DRDO is becoming hollow at the bottom," says Dr Avinash Chander, the agency's chief of DRDO. He said that budget cuts meant he can induct only about 70 fresh scientists every year instead of the nearly 300 recruits it used to add annually till recently.


    Hope the 1st pic brings joy to all
     
  2. SirHatesALot

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    It looks like 30 years old.
     
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    Amir khan looked like 19 year old in 3 idiots
     
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    lol i almost feel off my chair with that analogy top job... :rofl:
     
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    Amir khan and nuke sub:o:
     
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    very cool, but there was another pic I am sure posted a while ago
     
  7. OrionHunter

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    How about this....

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    looks cool
     
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    First clear images ...... :yahoo:
     
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    Impressive.
     
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    Bro you sure ? Sorry for asking but this is quite different from the sketch we have seeing so far.? Also looks bigger than Chakra although its half the weight ? Nice find if its really Arihant.
     
  13. OrionHunter

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    This is where I got it from...

    ARIHANT

    Here's another pic...

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    From here...File:INS Arihant closeup.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

    And another...

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    I doubt it bro ... because the image posted by OP is exactly similar to the sketch of Arihant, we have been seeing so far. And the picture posted by you is a soviet Delta class submarine :-) Link - Delta-class submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    ... Delta Class 2 to be specific
     
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    Yep! The shapes seem to differ. :rolleyes1: