Thursday, August 5, 2010

INS Arihant,Manmohan Singh ,nuclear-powered submarine

INS Arihant

Arihant is the first nuclear-powered submarine built by India.

It was launched by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur on26th July 2009 to mark the Anniversary of Vijay Diwas (Kargil War Victory Day )

It is the lead ship of India's Arihant class of nuclear -Powered submarines.

The 6000 tonne vessel was built under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV)Project at the Ship Building Centre in Vishakapattanam .

The launch of the INS Arihant makes India one of six countries in the world with the
ability to design ,build and operate its own nuclear submarines (the other beting the Ubnited States ,The UK,Russia ,France and China .INS Arihant is expected to formally in the Indian Navy in 2012 after undergoing extensive sea -trials.

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