Friday, December 30, 2011

Finally, Indian Navy Gets Russian Nuke Sub: Reports

Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency reports that the K-152 Nerpa Akula-II class nuclear-powered submarine was handed over to the Indian Navy on Saturday at the Bolshoi Kamen shipbuilding facility in the East. The navy, which will call it INS Chakra, will operate the submarine on a ten year lease, and ostensibly use it as a test platform to train crews in operating a nuclear submarine. The ITAR-TASS report says the Nerpa will sail for India in January. It's home base will be Visakhapatnam.

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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great going.

Mother India.

Anonymous said...

atleast six such subs are required for our navy.

Tinker said...

Is there a provision to extend the lease period after completion of 10 years?
Is this not bound by any clause as not to use it in any military offensive during the lease period ?

Anonymous said...

4th quarter of 2011 was a blast for all military jingos...!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL

Now if they can just bring it back to the Indian Ocean without any incident that would be a good omen!

With the recent spurt of accidents involving Russian nuclear subs and the kind of stigma attacked to the Nerpa as it is, we'll just have to cross our fingers and hope for the best.

Anonymous said...

Akula will be the most quietest submarine in this region.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if we have now joined yet another elite club of countries of indegenious genious that is beyond comprehension of a simpleton's mind.

Cujo

Mr. Ra said...

It is a good news.

Anonymous said...

beware of saboteurs!!!!

Anonymous said...

Superb ! I hope we have at least 3 SSBN and 9 SSN ( 3 each for the naval commands ) and 30 conventional submarines.

Anonymous said...

This sub has been degraded in features before handing it over to the Indian Navy. The noise levels have been intentionally increased, the long-range missiles replaced with short-range ones, 4 of the 10 torpedo tubes blocked and amount of fuel in reactor reduced such that the submarine can only be used for 60-80 days per year.

Indeed it won't be useful for anything more than training role.

from NZ with love said...

nice...

from NZ with love said...

nice...

Anonymous said...

@Anon 7:27: Under the ATV program, atleast 5 arihant class N- subs are already under various stages of construction and planned to be inducted by 2020..

Anonymous said...

It is just what the doctors ordered now waiting for the Arihant 1 & 2 to join the Chakra. Not to mention the tremendous technological know how it is brining along with it.

MANAJ said...

Happy new year shiv, keep up the good work

Shubham said...

Happy New Year Shiv, Keep up the great work, i hope this year brings in lots of new inductions, expeditious decision making and less procrastinating on issues of core concern to our defence forces and our nation as a whole.. Happy New Year 2012. Cheers!!!!

Mr Singh said...

Shiv, Happy new year to you and your family.

Ridip said...

Gud news....eagerly waiting for our indiginious nuc sub arihant 1.

Anonymous said...

Good, better late than never. We may recall that our Navy successfully operated one nuclear SM on lease from erstwhile USSR for three years, from 1988 to 1990. We are capable and guys having LOL will be proved wrong. I can vouch for it.

Anonymous said...

Good, better late than never. We may recall that our Navy successfully operated one nuclear SM on lease from erstwhile USSR for three years, from 1988 to 1990. We are capable and guys having LOL will be proved wrong. I can vouch for it.