Monday, December 15, 2014

India's Arihant SSBN Sails Out!

Staff photographer with The Hindu newspaper scoops this great shot of Arihant, India's indigenously developed nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine as it pushes out to sea today for long-awaited sea trials in the Bay of Bengal. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was in Visakhapatnam for the cast-off ceremony. Love the fuzzy picture, the first photograph of the Arihant's entire surfaced silhouette!

16 comments :

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! :D

KVR said...

Looks like an AMerican SSBN !

KVR said...

Looks like an AMerican SSBN !

Anonymous said...

Initial ATV designs showed POD for towed array sonar. It does not seem to be there in the above snap. Has there been design changes or initial design pictures were not actually of Arihant??

Anonymous said...

Stunning! .. wow..

Anonymous said...

NSR says ---

Congratulations to India and best wishes in sea trials...

Does any one see the trough in the middle? Why is it there? It is supposed to be smoothly tapering off...

Rohit said...

Beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

sailing to sink....

Anonymous said...

Just what I wanted to mention here shiv, and then I read further and you already mentioned it in the article, i.e the first complete picture of this ssbn's surfaced silhouette.

Fantastic PIC and all the best to the crew.

NeoAndy said...

A moment of great Pride for all of us....Now they should work for SSBNs above 18000 tons... which can carry 20 SLBMs of at least 8000 km range !!!! Any SLBM less than that wont be a true Deterrent against China or for a matter of fact any Nuclear state.....

Anonymous said...

@singam - Historic day for INS and India. A real milestone has been achieved.

anonymous said...

Proud day for our submarine arm

Anonymous said...

finally something out !! hope it goes well & Robin K Dhowan don't repeat.... Ïts dangerous ships in short accidents are expected".....

Dalip Bhati said...

slow and steady wins the race

Shantanu Guha said...

Congratulations - The Boat Builder's of Vishakapatanam & Indian Navy .

Hope the lessons learnt from this platform helps in building the next two boats faster and safer .

Anonymous said...

great.we are going to need it earlier than we think.