NUCLEAR SUBMARINES

  • INS Arihant's 'criticality' a giant stride for India: PM August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday congratulated scientists and defence personnel on the reactor on India's first nuclear submarine INS Arihant going critical, calling it a "giant stride" in the progress of the country's indigenous technological capabilities. "I am delighted to learn that the nuclear propulsion reactor on...
  • Boost for Indian defence as nuclear submarine INS Arihant activated August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: In a major step towards completing its nuclear triad, the atomic reactor onboard the indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant was activated late Friday night. The submarine will soon be launched to sea on the Eastern coast and paves the way for its operational deployment by the Navy soon. This...
  • Nuke sub Chakra facing problems with critical components December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: India's only Russianorigin nuclear submarine INS Chakra is facing problems with its critical components affecting its operational readiness. The 8,000tonne submarine has been facing problems with its critical components and Russia has been asked to provide the parts for the vessel which need to be replaced, Navy sources...
  • US nuclear submarine collides with cruiser October 14, 2012

    Washington: A US Navy nuclear submarine on Sunday collided with a cruiser off the coast of northeastern Florida, but there were no injuries aboard the two vessels involved in the accident during an exercise. The submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) and the Aegis cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) collided...
  • INS Arihant to be launched for trial soon: Navy Chief August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant will be soon launched for sea trials as part of efforts towards completing India's nuclear triad and achieve a credible and invulnerable retaliatory strike capability, the Navy said on Tuesday. However, the conventional submarine force levels of the Navy were on decline for which...
  • Indian Navy in fast forward mode May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy will acquire at least five ships every year for the next 10 years, and deploy two nuclear submarines and its new aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, in 2013. The fast forward mode after a long lull has been mentioned both by Defence Minister AK Antony as well...
  • India to get Admiral Gorshkov: Antony May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: India will get aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov and nuclear submarine INS Arihant next year providing a much needed boost to country's naval capabilities. Wrapping up a discussion on the performance of his Ministry in the Rajya Sabha, Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday said from 2013, the Navy...
  • Navy to operate 5 Nsubmarines by end of decade April 5, 2012

    Visakhapatnam: Indian Navy is all set to operate five nuclear submarines by the end of this decade, including two leased from Russia and three built indigenously. According to Defence Minister A K Antony, India is considering a proposal to induct another nuclear submarine built in Russia and has plans of indigenously...
  • Indian Navy to operate 2 Nsubmarines in near future April 1, 2012

    New Delhi: With India set to induct the Russian 'Nerpa' nuclear submarine next week, DRDO Chief VK Saraswat on Saturday said the INS Arihant the indigenous nuclear underwater vessel, would be launched for operations in the near future. "INS Arihant is in advanced stages. It will be ready for operations...
  • India's nuke submarines cause of concern: Pak February 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming the proposed induction of two nuclear submarines into the Indian Navy as a "cause of great concern", Pakistan has said it is taking "necessary measures" to restore the strategic balance in the emerging situation. Pakistan Navy Chief Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila said Islamabad can neither afford nor plans...
  • Russia hands over Nerpa nuclear sub to India January 23, 2012

    Moscow: Russia's K152 Nerpa nuclearpowered attack submarine has been handed over to the Indian Navy, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported on Monday. In line with the contract worth over $900 million, the Project 971 ShchukaB (NATO: Akula II) class sub has been leased to India's Navy for ten years. It will...
  • India all set to get Russian nuclear submarine December 15, 2011

    New Delhi: In a major boost to its defence prowess, India is all set to receive the muchawaited AkulaII class 'Nerpa' nuclear attack submarine from Russia by the month end on a 10year lease. Russia is set to hand over the nuclearpowered attack submarine by the month end, sources said on...
  • Russia to supply Nsubmarine to India: reports July 1, 2011

    Moscow: Russia will deliver a nuclear submarine to India by the end of the year, Russia's navy chief was quoted as saying on Friday by state news agency RIA. India sees Russia as a strategic counterweight to China but New Delhi has been upset by repeated delays to major weapons orders...
  • Indian Navy to boost its arsenal, add 101 ships May 17, 2011

    Singapore: India is to invest $46.96 billion as part of moves to boost up its naval forces over the next 20 years adding 101 new warships, ranging from sophisticated destroyers to nuclear submarines. "Going by the investment value, India is expected to build sophisticated destroyers, new generation and new radar vessels,...
  • India to testfire submarinelaunched BrahMos March 12, 2011

    New Delhi: India will testfire the submarinelaunched version of the 290km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile by the end of 2011. "We will testfire the underwater version of the missile by the end of this year (2011) after we get the pontoon for the purpose," BrahMos Aerospace chief A Sivathanu Pillai...
  • UK to launch biggest ever nuclear submarine December 14, 2010

    London: British Navy is all set to launch its biggest ever nuclear submarine that can fire guidedmissiles to pulverise an enemy more than 1,600km away. The supersub, called HMS Ambush, has a huge nuclear reactor that can power a city the size of Southampton and it will never need refuelling. The killer...
  • India unveils nuclear submarine, speaks gentle July 27, 2009

    New Delhi: India on Sunday took its first visible step towards acquiring a capability to fire nucleartipped missiles from under water. The launch of its first indigenous nuclear submarine, INS Arihant, at Vizag brought it closer to a triad of nuclear weapons which can be fired from land, air and sea....
  • PM launches India's first Npowered submarine July 26, 2009

    Visakhapatnam: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur launched the country's first indigenously designed and built nuclearpowered attack submarine, INS Arihant, in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. The INS Arihant will be commissioned in the Indian Navy after extensive outfitting and sea trials. It is the first of three such vessels to be...
  • Dive into future: India goes nuclear, under water July 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Eleven years after India stunned the world by coming out of the nuclear closet, its planning another leap that will be the next big milestone in its emergence as a credible nuclear weapons power. On Sunday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will launch India's first nuclearpowered submarine, which is...
  • India all at sea after Russian Nsubmarine mishap November 10, 2008

    New Delhi: An accidental leakage of toxic gasses on board an Akulaclass Russian nuclear submarine, which was to be leased to India, killed 20 persons during sea trails in the Pacific on Saturday. Even though no Indian lost his life, the accident is a setback for the country's nuclear submarine programme. "As...
  • Twenty die in Russian nuclear sub accident November 9, 2008

    Moscow: Twenty people died and more than 20 were injured in an accident aboard a Russian nuclear submarine in the Pacific Ocean, the navy said on Sunday, in the worst submarine disaster since the Kursk sank eight years ago. A Russian naval spokesman said 208 people were on board the...
  • India testfires Npowered water baby K15 February 26, 2008

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday successfully testfired the submarinelaunched ballistic missile codenamed K15, extending to sea Indias critical third leg of the nuclear triad. DRDO said the missile was launched from a pontoon located 50 metres underwater and was seen exiting the sea. K15 is a twostage missile with a range...
  • India takes Npower under water with K15 February 26, 2008

    New Delhi: So far, India's nuclear capability was limited to its weapons being fired only from land and air. The critical third leg of the nuclear triad or the capability to launch nuclear weapons from under the sea was missing. On Tuesday, India is expected to take a...
  • India to get Russian nuclearpowered submarines November 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Call it the warmth beneath the IndoRussian chill. In the thick of a reported estrangement, the two sides are set to seal an agreement for the lease of two Akula class nuclear submarines to India. This agreement will be the high point of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to...
  • India launches 1st nuclear submarine March 19, 2007

    New Delhi: India is set to launch its first nuclear submarine later this year which if successful will put the country in an extremely exclusive club. The project codenamed the Advanced Technology Vessel has been crawling since the 1970s. Reports now indicate that India has overcome the biggest problem or miniaturisation of...
  • Israel adds two Ncapable submarines August 25, 2006

    Jerusalem: With the purchase of two more Germanmade Dolphin submarines capable of carrying nuclear warheads, military experts say Israel is sending a clear message to Iran that it can strike back if attacked by nuclear weapons. The purchases come at a time when Iran is refusing to bow to growing Western...