Navy to get first N-sub by March

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  1. Neil

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    With India’s defence forces possessing nuclear strike capabilities from land and air, the triad will be completed by the end of this financial year when the navy acquires a nuclear submarine from Russia.INS Chakra, the first-generation Russian Nerpa Akula II class nuclear submarine, armed with 300-km range Klub missiles, is to be berthed in the Bay of Bengal. The leased 8,100-tonne vessel is currently in the final user acceptance trial stage in northern Russia.

    Indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant is also on track, with sea trials planned over the next six months. The submarine is to be commissioned next year, making the Indian Navy a formidable force in the Indian Ocean and beyond.

    The underwater pontoon tests for test-firing of longer range submarine-launched nuclear missiles have already been completed.

    Top government sources said the three-phase technical user acceptance trial for the Akula II submarine has already begun.

    Though the submarine was to join the Indian Navy in 2009, there was a delay due to a mishap during sea trials in which 20 submariners lost their lives in a conflagration.

    While Captain Ashokan will be the first commanding officer of INS Chakra, Captain Sanjay Mahendru will be the commanding officer of INS Arihant.

    Both submarines will be based in eastern seaboard in Visakhapatnam, with the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea being within operational range.

    The nuclear submarine project was reviewed and discussed by defence minister AK Antony during his visit to Russia from October 3-5.

    After returning from the East Asia Summit in Bali and Singapore on November 20, national security advisor Shiv Shankar Menon flew to Russia the next day to review the bilateral projects and prepare for the India-Russia summit on December 16.



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  3. Adux

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    Russian Delivery sucks more than Chinese takeouts.
     
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    plugwater Elite Member Elite Member

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    I have a feeling, IN will get Arihant and IAC before Akula and Vikra.
     
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    "will.." "plan to...." let's see if this time "will" will work.
     
  6. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Does N-Sub mean nuclear propulsion or carrying nuclear weapons in this article?
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    In this case, the Russian sub (Shchuka-B) will not have nukes but will have N-propulsion, but in case Arihant makes it quicker, then it will eventually have nukes as well as N-propulsion.
     
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    I wonder if the MOD is upto it or is it just a hot air balloon. Just like 99% of defense stuff in India. Until MOD is scrapped and replaced by a tri-service Defense Command to manage the defense directly, I have no hopes from this crap called Ministry of Defence.
     
  9. Galaxy

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    This akula is one of the 10 Nuke attack submarine Russia operating. Russia can sell only with range 300Km and not 3,000 Km range due to MTCR.

    on other side, Russia will operate 5-10 Graney class attack submarine in 3 years. They started work only 3 years back.

    Yasen class submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Also, Russia planning to induct 10 SSBN with 16 ICBM Mirv each with 10,000+ Km range by 2020. They started work in 2007 only.

    RSM-56 Bulava - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Not to forget development phase for Amur Submarine and S-1000 too.

    if they can produce 20 Submarines (SSN and SSBM) along with 2 more type of submarines + upgradation of many kilo submarine in 10 years why they take so much time for 1 SSN ??
     
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  10. Adux

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    its a SSN not a SSBN, also Nobody says India cant put their own missiles, it anyways becomes a moot point when Arihant is online!
     
  11. NSG_Blackcats

    NSG_Blackcats Member of The Month OCTOBER 2009 Senior Member

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    I believe we are getting this Russian submarine on lease (10 years to be precise) . We can only use it for training purpose but the question is can we use it for offensive means in case of a War?

    Moreover we can not put our own missiles on it. So we have to wait for INS Arihant.
     

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