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Arihant Class SSBN - India's Domestic Nuclear Submarine

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by SpArK, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. The Drdo Guy

    The Drdo Guy Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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  2. PARIKRAMA

    PARIKRAMA Angel or Devil? Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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  3. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Arihant is one of its kind nuke sub in the world which is designed to be multirole. Its an SSBN/SSGN/SSN.
     
  4. Ved Mishra

    Ved Mishra Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Commissioned in Aug?
     
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    PARIKRAMA Angel or Devil? Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Yup its done.. Now next is the news to be out soon.. INS Aridhaman .......
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Yes and 36 Rafale will also go under PMO.
     
  7. Ved Mishra

    Ved Mishra Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    The silent service amongst Indian military is too silent.;)
    The deterrent patrol starts now. Let the game of cat and mouse begin.
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Just Arihant is sufficient to take out 75% of Pak population.
     
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    K-4 lift off last May was flawless. Obviously, it was a successful "Brahmos" test:biggthumpup:
     
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  10. Ved Mishra

    Ved Mishra Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    How did tests of K4 go undetected? Has it been deployed on INS Arihant?
     
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    You never test for full range. That is how. And you fire couple of missiles along with it. Two Brahmos Tests were done in quick succession.

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    http://www.brahmos.com/newscenter.php?newsid=196

    Second was at Car Nicobar ...... no link:jester:
     
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    Nope .. still being "developed"!

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  13. Anees

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    India completes 'nuclear triad' with INS Arihant
    New Delhi: In an exclusive information accessed by NewsX, India in its mission to empower its navy has joined "Nuclear triad" club of superpowers who can launch nukes from air, land & air.

    In February 2016, India's 1st indigenously built nuclear armed submarine INS Arihant was declared as ready for operations. In August 2016, Prime Minister Modi had quietly commissioned INS Arihant into the Indian Navy and since then it is fully-operational.

    INS Arihant's commissioning into the Indian Navy has put India in a group of elite nations. India becomes the 6th country & joins the elite "nuclear triad" club. Earlier, only 5 countries in the world USA, UK, France, Russia and China have developed nuclear-armed submarines.


    India has "No First Strike" policy, but Pakistan has a "First strike" policy meaning it is prepared to use nuclear weapons even if India doesn't.

    The main advantage of sea-based nukes, especially on submarines, is that they are harder to track and destroy as compared to land and air nuclear launch platforms.

    But now, INS Arihant gives India a power to hold the threat of a "second strike," a nuclear counter attack, even if the country is wiped out.

    http://www.newsx.com/national/43962-newsx-exclusive-india-completes-nuclear-triad-with-ins-arihant
     
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  14. SpArK

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    INS Arihant commissioned in Aug, but not 'fully ready' for patrols: Report
    India's 1st indigenous nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine can carry between 4 to 12 nuclear-tipped missiles
    Bhaswar Kumar | New Delhi October 18, 2016 Last Updated at 10:40 IST




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    India quietly commissioned into service its first indigenous nuclear submarine, the INS Arihant, in August this year and the vessel has been operational since then, The Times of India reported on Tuesday while citing sources.

    With its induction, India has completed the first step towards setting up a nuclear triad.

    The national daily said that according to the same sources, despite being inducted, the Arihant is "not yet fully ready" to be deployed for "deterrent patrols". The report added that the Ministry of Defence and the Indian Navy have refused to comment on the matter.

    All you need to know about the INS Arihant:

    INS Arihant is India's first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine. While India has leased nuclear submarines from Russia before, Arihant is the first such vessel built indigenously.

    According to reports, the vessel will be armed with the K-15 missiles, which can carry nuclear warheads to a range of 750 km, and with K-4 missile, which has a longer range.

    In April this year, news agency IANS had reported that the K-4 ballistic missile was test-fired secretly from the Arihant in March the same year. The report added that the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) refused to officially comment on the matter.

    The report said that the K-4 missile had a range of 3,500 km, adding that the Arihant has four vertical launch tubes, which can carry 12 K-15 missiles or four larger K-4 missiles.

    The Arihant, which weighs in at 6,000 tonnes, is powered by a 83Mw prassurised water reactor, which as reported earlier has been built with considerable assistance from the Russians, who are said to have helped scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in miniaturising the reactor to fit into the 10m diameter hull of the nuclear submarine. The reactor went critical in 2013.

    The Rare Materials Project of the Department of Atomic Energy in Ratnahalli, Mysore, supplied the highly enriched uranium, while the submarine itself was built in a completely enclosed dry dock at the Shipbuilding Centre in Vishakapatnam.

    Private Indian enterprises also played a role in the design and development of the vessel.

    At the time of the submarine's launch, in 2009, engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) had said in a release that it had played a critical role in building the submarine.

    As reported earlier, based on the design provided by the Indian Navy and DRDO, L&T’s submarine design centre carried out detailed engineering, using the latest 3D modelling and product data management software, said a press release.

    According to media reports, Tata Power built the control systems for the submarine, while the systems for the steam turbine integrated with the reactor are supplied by Walchandnagar Industries.


    http://www.business-standard.com/ar...-ready-for-patrols-report-116101800198_1.html
     
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  15. Flyboy!

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    How different is the INS Arihant from the INS Chakra apart from the torpedo/missile tube configs ?
    (both are essentially Akula class subs)
     

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