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Nuclear submarine INS Arihant commissioned, strengthening Indian Navy

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 18 Oct 2016 11:49 AM GMT

Nuclear submarine INS Arihant commissioned, strengthening Indian Navy
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New Delhi: Indian Navy on Tuesday quietly commissioned indigenously made nuclear submarine, the INS Arihant into service. With China increasing its presence in the sea, it has come as a major morale booster for India.

Along with Indian Air Force and Indian Army, Indian Navy could use nuclear power.

As per media reports, PM Modi had quietly commissioned INS Arihant in August and it has become completely operational since then.

Navy, however, avoided commenting on INS Arihant.

According to the reports, INS Aridharman’s construction is almost complete and could be made operational in 2018. INS Aridharman will be India’s second nuclear marine.

About INS Arihant:

  • Arihant can remain inside the sea for three months.
  • It has K-15 (700km range) short range missiles and K-4 ballistic missiles (3,500km) long range missiles.
  • The 6,000 tonne submarine carries 83 MW pressurized light-water reactor at its core.
  • Arihant has the capacity to hit its target up to 3500 km.

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Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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