“India became 6th country to launch Nucleared Powered Submarine: INS ARIHANT”
India became 6th country to launch Nuclear power submarine today at Eastern Naval command headquarters in Vishakhapatnam.
The name of submarine is INS-ARIHANT.
ARIHANT is Hindi word which means “Destroyer of the Enemy”.
This is first indigenously designed and built nucleared powered submarine in India.
INS-ARIHANT will be operational by 2011.
Earlier this type of submarine is launched by China, Britain, Russia, USA and France.
Few Features of Submarine are:-
Built under Advance Technology Vessel project with total cost of 2.9 Billion $.
5000 tones in weight, 100 mts length submarine.
12 K15 ballistic missiles named SAGARIKA with range of 750 kms.
80 MW Nuclear reactors which is Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR).
Can attend 22 Knots speed.
Can target on sky, space and deep into the water.
Can stay underwater for month.
Can fire under icecap.
This project was jointly developed by Indian Navy and DRDO.