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First pic of INS Arihant revealed!

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  1. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    This is the first real pic of Arihant and reveals for the first time what Arihant looks like.

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  2. Naren1987

    Naren1987 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    At the very best this Sub will likely be used as a testbed for future technologies.
    It is still a dinosaur compared to the latest technologies.
    I think the Germans have one powered by fuel cells, makes less noise.
     
  3. gowthamraj

    gowthamraj Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I think this was taken when it first float in water
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    yes they use the air independent propulsion,but still it is convetional so cannot b matched with a nuclear submarine because at best it cannot remain submerged more than 2 or 3 weeks
     
  5. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Its not an obsolete submarine. Compare it to the current submarines in our arsenal and you'd realize how advanced this sub is.

    It will be a great addition to our navy. Also remember we're leasing a Russian sub, and that sub is GIGANTIC to say the least. Its bigger than aircraft carriers. :eek:
     
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    gowthamraj Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    ^^^How did you say that. Arihant and russian sub both length is 111 meters
     
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    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Sorry, for a second I started thinking about the Akula sub and forgot that India is leasing Akula class subs.

    The real Akula is actually Typhoon class, a 44 ton sub.
     
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    Devianz 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    44T is the submerged weight, around 24T on surface.. still as large or larger than most aircraft carriers except those which served USN.
     
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    gowthamraj Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    What is the lenght of the above mentioned submarines.
     
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    Devianz 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Akula II 111m and Typhoon 175m.
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    is india just leasing akula or they have an agreement of purchase if india wants after the lease run out
     
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    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    We will be leasing two subs now for ten years and at the end of ten years, we'll have an option to buy the subs.
     
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    Arjun MBT Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Wonderful, awsome beauty.... Iam proud of My country
     
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    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    UPA report card surprise: A look at n-submarine

    India's nuclear submarine Arihant — classified as top secret so far — has finally been revealed to the world after its picture was carried in the UPA’s report to the people that was released by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday.

    The first-ever photograph of the super secret submarine, which was launched in July last year at Visakhapatnam, has been published in the ‘security’ section of the report, surprising experts and analysts who had been trying for months to catch a glimpse of India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine.

    Till now, the project had been highly classified and all the world had seen of the nuclear attack submarine were artist’s impressions and cross sections drawn by a handful of people, including mediapersons, who saw the submarine at the launch ceremony last year. The photograph in the report seems to be of the same ceremony and shows the submarine in the same dock where it was constructed.

    The navy, which is in charge of the security of the project, still considers the photographs of the Arihant as classified. After the submarine was launched almost a year ago, it was moved to another closed dock in Visakhapatnam under the cover of darkness to prevent hovering observation satellites from getting a snapshot.

    The government now seems to have decided to release a photograph of the submarine given that it will shortly undertake harbour trials and subsequent trials on the high seas.

    The nuclear submarine was launched at a simple ceremony with the traditional breaking of a coconut on its hull by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur in July last year. It will be ready for induction into the Navy by 2011 after a series of exhaustive trials. Once inducted, the 6,000-tonne Arihant would be the vital third leg of India’s nuclear policy that hinges around the second strike theory — use of nuclear weapons only as a retaliatory measure against a first strike by the enemy.

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/upa-report-card-surprise-a-look-at-nsubmarine/628126/
     
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    jha 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    The picture shown in the report card is same as given by AROOR sahib..any explanation..?
     
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