Friday, December 02, 2011

Indian SSBN Sea Trials Soon: Navy Chief


India's nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Arihant is on track, and will be sailing out from its dock in Visakhapatnam for sea trials in the next few months, Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma said today.

11 comments :

Ankit said...

great news, i wish we get good news on the lca front too!

Anup said...

Still in trails..when IN take delivery ??

Anonymous said...

next few months? Is that feb next year or is it it September next year. Is this the Indian style of being vague and creating a margin to successfully include delays.

Anonymous said...

As per news it has launched for trial long time ago,so what sea trial will be going now?
or is it the second prototype of Arihant???

Anonymous said...

@Anon 11:02 PM The second and third are already under construction as per some sites. Infact some sites have published the name of the second one also as "INS Aridaman". The third one is as yet unnamed.

Anonymous said...

What about ins arhidaman. Is there any news on the next nuclear submarine.

Anonymous said...

We read two years ago that Arihant is undergoing extensive seatrials ?? And this news is contradicting !!

Anonymous said...

Good news...but we have a long way to go.need a long range ballistic missile to really create an impact(a paltry 2000-3000km will not help).
Shiv,
Soon the Indian Navy will be inducting 2 carriers.are there any plans to go for a heavy missile cruiser???

Rathore said...

IMHO: As much as we would like to hear, i think news regarding N-subs and their operational deployment will not be made public with regards to our no-first use policy. If you see, the exact/approximate timing of even the INS Chakra (Nerpa) joining the IN have also similarly not been categorically confirmed, who knows when one of these lethal babies is going to join the IN or has already been inducted.

Gautam said...

I have to wonder why this submarine is being trialed at Vishakapatnam and not Hazira where it was built. AK Antony and Pallam Raju have badly shafted Larsen and Toubro in their eternal quest to provide max jobs and min competition for the PSU shipyards.

Vizag shipyards' only past experience with submarine consists of trying and failing miserably to upgrade the Indian Navy's Kilos(took even more time and money than sending them to Russia, so ultimately the Navy resumed dispatching them to Russia for repairs). Whereas L & T are the ones who actually built the Arihant hulls, torpedo tubes etc. It should be Hazira shipyard completing their construction.

Anonymous said...

Navy day is nearing and when this duds hal take nlca to air