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  1. 1

    Anonymous

    Congrats …. shiv but were are the SUBMARINE photos….

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  2. 2

    Anonymous

    Will INS Arihant please stand up.

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  3. 3

    sachin_sathe

    Thx a lot shiv saar.

    Its a pity we cant see the ship itself.A RED LETTER DAY indeed for india. Were u invited inside SBC?If so then do tell somthing abt the ship.

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  4. 4

    Anonymous

    With cameras and mobiles prohibited, how did you manage to snap a few with your mobile?

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  5. 5

    Anonymous

    WOW!! Great Job India.

    I dont if I can post url over here, but came across this Graphic of ARIHANT!! Check it out folks!!

    http://i1011.photobucket.com/albums/af239/chimpoos/ATV2.jpg

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  6. 6

    A Mehra

    Thank you Shiv, god bless you. Another great achievement by Live-fist showing the FIRST ever photo of ATV. Please post more images if you can. Thank you

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  7. 7

    vv

    Dear Shiv,
    hows it look like?…..Post some more pics….

    with best regards

    VijoyVJ

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  8. 8

    Anonymous

    Is it the Arihant behind the PM in the second photo?

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  9. 9

    Rahul Singh

    Where is the SUB? All i see is our greatest PM's wife holding a COCONUT.

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  10. 10

    Anonymous

    shere is ATV's pic sir ji?

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  11. 11

    Anonymous

    sir ji, where is ATV Pic sir ji?

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  12. 12

    Anonymous

    WHY DID WE HAVE TO GET THIS SARDAR TO LAUNCH THE PRIDE OF THE NAVY? THE NAVAL CHIEF SHOULD HAVE DONE IT. OR SOME SAILOR. THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE WORTHY

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  13. 13

    chex

    2nd photo..part of submarine had seen back of pm manmohansinh speeching

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  14. 14

    the terminator

    so the photos were just as expected by me…..only showing the bulldog like caricatures of the VVIPS…antony should be hanged by his balls….the explanation given by him/his office for not turning up in Kargil was that he didn't want to offend Zardari/Gilani…what a jackass he is…who needs enemies when we got a sacremonious SoB like AK Antony.

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  15. 15

    Vincent

    So, it is a modified Borei class or Akula class?

    you do know that Russian subs are a generation behind American in capability and at least two in maintainability?

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  16. 16

    AK

    Atleast remove the email ids of all the people. Now all the spammers will get the mail ids and spam them to death.

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  17. 17

    Anonymous

    Old adage – Haste is Waste!

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  18. 18

    Anonymous

    A secret project in India’s Defense Research Organization that can change the world as we know it – anti-gravity lifters tested in Himalayas?

    A possible anti-gravity device

    Dighi in Pune, the city of the brightest Indian defense research scientists and engineers is full of whispers these days. According to some sources in Pune the scientists are tight lipped and say they cannot speak till 2012. What is going to happen in 2012? No one knows but they keep saying before any question is asked – “I know nothing!” If you carefully keep your ears on these whispers you will realize India has tested something no one wants to talk about, It is a break through in conventional Physics and traditional mechanical and aeronautical engineering.

    Still the question comes back why should all stay quiet till 2012? Where did this anti-gravity technology come from? Strange activities are being seen for quite some time in the Indian side of Himalayas. Some say the technology came from a Tampere University of Technology in Finland where an Indian scientist was research engineer. Others says it is really a planned diversion – it came from indigenous research that started in 1070s just after India exploded the first nuclear device in Pokhran. Mrs. Indira Gandhi in late seventies while communicating with news journalists once in Kolkata during a whirlwind election trip mentioned that India must research forgotten technologies that were part of Hindu mythologies like Ramayana and Mahabharata. When quizzed further she mentioned that like in ancient days we should be able to fly effortlessly.

    Anti gravity technology can change India and the world. Uses seem limited only by the imagination: Lifts in buildings could be replaced by devices built into the ground. People wanting to go up would simply activate the anti-gravity device — making them weightless — and with a gentle push ascend to the floor they want.

    Space-travel would become routine, as all the expense and danger of rocket technology is geared towards combatting the Earth's gravitation pull. By using the devices to raise fluids against gravity, and then conventional gravity to pull them back to earth against electricity-generating turbines, the devices could also revolutionize power generation.

    India will most likely announce the discovery as part of peaceful innovation series. But obviously the military applications can make conventional missiles and aircrafts obsolete overnight.

    Effortless lifting and low cost denial of gravity can change our world. And if the whispers are right, India may be changing the world forever. But why the magic year 2012? Why everything has to be kept secret till then?

    plz tell me about this wethere this kind pf project is there or not……..

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  19. 19

    Anonymous

    Shiv, have you vanished with the sub?

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  20. 20

    Anonymous

    Given the size of the gathering in the first pic, I dont expect the sub design to remain secretive even for 2 days. Then why such secrecy?

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  21. 21

    Anonymous

    Shiv you have done a shoddy job pasting the email addresses of many people with hints to their names. I hope you are more careful in the future.

    Regards

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  22. 22

    fighterclass

    shiv, can we expect some reports and descriptions from you ?

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  23. 23

    Anonymous

    Shiv! You a fool or what?? Why the four-letter-word are these emails floating around in this post???????

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  24. 24

    Anonymous

    Shiv! You a fool or what?? Why the four-letter-word are these emails floating around in this post???????

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  25. 25

    Anonymous

    Shiv! You a fool or what?? Why the four-letter-word are these emails floating around in this post???????

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  26. 26

    Anonymous

    Shiv! You a fool or what?? Why the four-letter-word are these emails floating around in this post???????

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  27. 27

    P Mukherjee

    Where are the pics Shiv? We have already seen our PM a million times. Waiting to see something more photogenic. Regards.

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  28. 28

    Pratik Das

    Thanks for sharing the photos! This is a great moment for India.

    You might want to delete all those email addresses.

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  29. 29

    Anonymous

    Shiv,

    Did you get any original picture of the INS Arihant.

    Why did you post so many email address along with the Launch ceremony of the INS Arihant….

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  30. 30

    Ritvvij Parrikh

    Shiv!! You are giving out email ids of soo many people. Take care – avoid spam attacks from crawlers.

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  31. 31

    Anonymous

    shiv does the sub have a pumpjet propuslor or regular propeller?

    also does it have any towed arrya sonar?

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  32. 32

    Anonymous

    shiv

    is this how the anechoic tiles looked?

    http://community.webshots.com/photo/fullsize/2710323420077731724kvmOQw

    this si a pic of the borei.

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  33. 33

    Anonymous

    shiv

    another pic of borei
    http://news.webshots.com/photo/2059438520077731724nBZCOy

    as you can see this is how anechoic tiles look and its not bad weld quality

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  34. 34

    Anonymous

    First of let me congratulate you on an excellent work. It is disappointing not to get a first look on the sub. My question is whether Arihant has a ducted(nozzled) propeller like the USS Virginia (SSN-774) for acoustic reduction?? If it exists,The nozzle above the propeller should be visible…..

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  35. 35

    Anonymous

    Seems like most of the commentators on this blog don't read the article. NO PHOTOGRAPHY WAS PERMITTED!!!!! HOW CAN SHIV POST PHOTOS IF HE CANNOT TAKE ANY? IF HE DID TAKE PHOTOS AND POSTS THEM ON THIS BLOG, THEN HE COULD FIND HIMSELF IN TROUBLE AND AT THE VERY LEAST COULD LOSE THE PRIVILEGE TO WITNESS SUCH MOMENTOUS OCCASIONS IN THE FUTURE!

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  36. 36

    Anonymous

    Shiv, when u say u see a lot of influence of Borei class on this sub, did u mean the sub has jet propulsion and not the regular propellers ???

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  37. 37

    Anonymous

    TO SHIV AROOR

    did you saw propeller that how many blades it had or whether the propeller was covered or not?

    Thanks.

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  38. 38

    Anonymous

    Borei class is a behemoth. Are you sure of your observation? INS Arihant is not even half the displacement of Borei.

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  39. 39

    Vin

    Hi Shiv,

    If MOD and Govt. of India doesn;t want INS-Arihant's pics not to be given to any one, pls don't post the pic…

    Nation's Interests are more important isn't it??

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    Anonymous

    Shiv, can you please list the noticeable features. Screw propeller or water jet? where were the torpedo tubes located? any stabilizers? Type of tail fin assembly(ie cross, X)? Did it really resemble the Borei-class. Was the hump straemlined like the Borei's or protruding above hull?

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  41. 41

    Anonymous

    Shiv, was the hump like this Chinese Type 094? ie protruding above the hull unlike the streamlined Borei's one?

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  42. 42

    Raoul

    Hi, can you please post some photos of the sub please?

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  43. 43

    Anonymous

    hi everyone: the hump was gradual and streamlined, not abrupt. we didn't get a look at the propeller, it was already submerged by the time we got there. and there's no towed array sonar pod.

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    Anonymous

    This may very well be a Graney class submarine. The similarities are too many.
    6000tons….111 m….

    Since no one has seen a Graney class sub, similarities are being drawn to the Borei-class which also belongs to the new generation of Russian subs and may share design similarities with the Graney-class.

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    Vincent

    It is a modified Charlie class.

    As if the Russians would share their Borei class when it was still on the drawing board.

    the next SSBN will be much better. Well done india.

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