INS Chakra to be inducted on April 4th

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  1. natarajan

    natarajan Senior Member Senior Member

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    INS Chakra, the nuclear-powered Akula-II class submarine taken on leasefrom Russia for 10 years, will reach Indian shores in the next few days. It will formally beinductedintotheNavy, in the presence of defence minister A K Antony, at Visakhapatnam on April 4.
    With this, the country’s protracted wait for a nuclear submarine, which can operateunderwater for monthson end, is finally over. But this does not mean India now has an operational nuclear weapon triad–thecapability tofire nukes from land, air and sea – since INS Chakra is not armed with nuclear-tipped missiles due to international non-proliferation treaties.
    The triad will be in place only when the indigenous nuclear submarine, the 6,000-tonne INS Arihant, equipped to carry a dozen K-15 (750-km) or four K-4(3,500-km) nucleartipped ballistic missiles, becomes fully operational next year.
    The 8,140-tonne INS Chakra, which makes India the world’s sixth country after US, Russia, France, UK and China to operate nuclearpowered submarines, has of course,boostedIndia’sunderwater combat arm that is currently grappling with just 14 ageing conventional dieselelectric submarines.
    Armed with the 300-km range Klub-S land-attack cruise missiles as well as other missiles and advanced torpedoes,INS Chakra willbe potent ‘hunter-killer’ of enemy submarines and warships as well as provide effective protection to a fleet at sea.
    INS Chakra will also be used to train sailors in the intricate art of operating nuclear submarines. Incidentally, the ‘Charlie-I’ class nuclear submarine India had leased from Russia from 1988 to 1991 was also named INS Chakra but the expertise gained on it was steadily lost since Indian Navy did not operate any other nuclear submarine thereafter.
    The new 10-year lease flows from the January, 2004, agreement, with India funding a major part of Nerpa’s construction at Komsomolskon-Amur shipyard after Russia stopped it midway due to fundscrunch.Itwasslatedfor induction much earlier but technical glitches delayed the process,whichincluded a toxic gas leak in November, 2008, that killed 20 Russian sailors.
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    INS Chakra is expected to boost the Navy’s combat arm

    source:Times of India
     
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    Initial reports were that the sub was to arrive in early March but guess that has been postponed to the 4th of April. why the delay???? Guess we'll never know
     
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    The sub will arrive on March 31st..so...
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Is the sub being brought on a freighter?
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Sir,

    That is not a INS Chakra , It just a another non related Photo Journalist liked to post..
     
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    I thought she was being sailed by a team of IN sailors trained in Russia, plus a few Russian consultants...:confused:
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    OK.

    I thought that it was the picture of INS Chakra on a freighter.
     
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    Sir,

    You will be more surprised to know that that Submarine in that picture is actually a Kilo class of PLAN. The picture was taken by a IN Helicopter, When the freighter traveling through Indian Ocean.


    The Kilo class was on its way, being transferred to China from Saint Petersburg shipyard. PLAN brought 8 kilos class submarines!!
     
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    even it arrives on 31 Mar, it would be docked in A&N base, as it would only arrive here Apr 4th, as their is a huge Welcome ceremony and Apr 4th is fixed as Auspicious Murth on and only on Apr 4th......
     
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    source : Livefist

    Atlast we saw the real pic
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    OMG.................. they have posted video of INS Chakra.................. Why on earth GOI is allowed them to take pics or post video.
     
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    so this was for real

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    Damn im goin bonkers waitin fer tomorrow to come:p
     

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