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Arihant Class SSBN - India's Domestic Nuclear Submarine

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

  1. mugundhan

    mugundhan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Its okay. I know its National security. anyway thanks
     
  2. Golden_Rule

    Golden_Rule Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    you can keep the fear mongering to self .... there is no substitute to detterence
     
  3. Ved Mishra

    Ved Mishra Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Not understood. Please explain.
     
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    GuardianRED Captain FULL MEMBER

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    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    No takers for Indian nuclear submarine project
    Published April 6, 2017 SOURCE: IANS

    While the Indian Navy badly needs nuclear submarines to bolster its strength underwater as well as replace ailing fleet, it is not finding any builders to take up the project. It should be recalled that the Union government announced that six nuclear submarines would be built, following clearance given by the Cabinet committee on security. The project was estimated to cost Rs 50,000 crore and would have given a boost to the ailing shipyard. The submarines were to be designed by navy’s Directorate of Naval Design. Even the state-owned Hindustan Shipyard said that it will not build nuclear submarine in its yard. “We will not build any nuclear submarine for the Indian Navy,” said chairman and managing director of Hindustan Shipyard Limited Rear Admiral (retired) LV Sharatbabu. He refused to elaborate further. Even Reliance Defence and Engineering is not coming forward to develop its shipyard at Rambilli village in the district, though the company had signed a MoU with the state government during partnership summit here in 2016.It should be noted that the Reliance Defence and Engineering has proposed to build nuclear submarines and much needed aircraft carriers for the Indian Navy in association with Russian companies. “They are yet to come forward to take up the project. The government has already issued a GO paving the way for allotment of land,” said general manager of District Industries Centre A Ramalingewara Rao.Indian Navy has 13 conventional submarines and two nuclear powered submarines-INS Chakra taken on lease from Russia in 2012 and INS Arihant which was de-commissioned quietly in October last year. Defence sources said half of the conventional submarines are aged and ready for medium refit. Indian Navy badly needs more submarines to counter the presence of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean. Chinese submarines came close to Indian waters six times during the last few years.

    idrw.org . Read more at India No 1 Defence News Website http://idrw.org/no-takers-for-indian-nuclear-submarine-project/#more-130431 .


    WTF INS Arihant Decommissioned? Can someone confirm this news or is it typo?
     
  6. NKVD

    NKVD Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Typo
     
  7. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Nuclear submarines[SSBNs being built, and SSNs to be built here] are not built at HSL, rather at SBC. SBC is a separate entity.

    On the INS ARIHANT thing... was it even commissioned ?

    Notes:- Having SSBN operational is no small thing, its about having a credible 2nd strike capability, and it calls for atleast 4 SSBNs , 1 under long term overhaul, 1 under Temporary Refit, 1 active doing patrols, and 1 in transit or in state of high readiness. So untill we have atleast 3....
     
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  8. kaku

    kaku Major Technical Analyst

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    What does even that mean?
     
  9. kaku

    kaku Major Technical Analyst

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    Ohh, source is IRDW.
     
  10. Agent_47

    Agent_47 Admin - Blog Staff Member MODERATOR

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    What are they smoking?
     
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    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Our defence journalists are bunch of jokers. Probably a typo and that idiot didn't even bothered to read again before posting that article.

    Last I heard ins Aridhaman is on sea trials too and third ATV hull near complete.

    But it did gave me a huge shock.
     
  12. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Don't worry, all in India are same.

    Even HANS is reporting the same.
     
  13. PARIKRAMA

    PARIKRAMA Angel or Devil? Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    @Averageamerican
    Dude you are not helping by posting all old articles.. debate, discuss and express but in rational points.. finger pointing won't help much..

    Ppl won't take you seriously if you just post articles often old to give one POV..

    Open up and discuss not just diss out on everything India does or build..
     
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    Averageamerican Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Some articles are as true to day as they were years ago. As the USA, Russia, and Japan have learned its not a matter as if a country will have a nuclear accident, but a matter of when. It is to be argued when where corruption and incompetence exists the risk is far greater.

    The big question haunting the country is whether it has become too corrupt and institutionally corroded to be able to effectively uphold nuclear safety in the long run.

    Brahma Chellaney
     
  15. lca-fan

    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    It will remain like this by grace of God until and unless there's a natural calamity, because we don't experiment with nuclear reactors and go by text book operations and utmost safety is adhered to. Three miles island and Chernobyl nuclear disaster were due to experiments being carried out by scientists and engineers.

    We operated candu reactor for 40 years with out any accident which was designed for 25 years that speaks for itself.
     
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