Monday, January 23, 2012

Finally, Indian Navy Gets Nerpa Nuke Sub

K-152 Nerpa, soon to be christened INS Chakra
Russia has handed over the K-152 Nerpa Akula-II class nuclear powered attack submarine to the Indian Navy, says RIA Novosti, and confirmed by my sources in the Navy here in Delhi. The submarine, to be christened INS Chakra will sail to India shortly and be commissioned at Visakhapatnam. The submarine will be on lease for a period of 10 years.

10 comments :

Anonymous said...

Awesome

joydeep ghosh said...

@shiv aroor

just one query

there is lot of speculation that if this sub is Akula II or Akula III

please clarify

regards

Joydeep Ghosh

Anonymous said...

GOOD NEWS FOR US AND BAD NEWS FOR PAK AND CHINA.
NOW INDIAN SHIPYARDS SHOULD CONCENTRATE TIMELY DELIVERY OF OTHER 3 INDEGENOUS NUCLEAR SUBMARINE BEING MANUFACTURE HERE IN OUR DOCKYARDS.
DEAR SHIV,
DO U HAVE ANY DETAILS REGARDING PROGRESS OR STATUS ABOUT OUR INDEGENOUS SUBMARINES

Anonymous said...

Congratulation to Indian navy.

Shiv,

I have read somewhere that this submarine is stripped of crucial technology by Russian. Is this true?

Anonymous said...

so we won't be crossing suez... will it be steered by indian alone... or under the able supervision of russian sailors... how close ins chakra... goes near HK & Shangai... it will be real fun...

Anonymous said...

Is the crew 100% Indian or do we still pay to have Russian officers onboard in critical posts related to the nuclear reactor?

Cujo

Int64 said...

@anonymous 2:49 PM

It is stripped off of Russian Nuclear Missiles which can not be passed to another country under International regulations.

Anonymous said...

Daer Int64,

I have heard Russian have increased the acoustic signature of this submarine.

laldo said...

nuclear sub from russia shud be armed with long range icbm with 10000 kms & not 700 kms which will be of grave threat to the indian navy in confrontation with pakistan.
ISRO shud help DRDO in developing long range icbm for all the three Indian forces.

Anonymous said...

you can post an analysis about the technical sophistication of ATV (arihant)compared to other nuclear subs that are in service around the world?