Saturday, July 25, 2009

PM to launch indigenously-built nuclear-powered INS Arihant on 26 July 09

The Indian Navy is all set to join the global elite club tomorrow when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh formally launches the indigenously-built nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant at the Naval Dockyard of the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam.
Prime Minister will arrive at the ENC's airbase INS Dega in Visakhapatnam by a special IAF plane along with his wife at 11 am and drive straight to the Naval Dockyard to commission INS Arihant into the sea.
The 6000-tonne submarine will first be put on sea trials for two years before being commissioned into full service.
In the two years, the submarine will also undergo harbour trials of its nuclear reactor and other systems.
Tomorrow's launch of the submarine coincides with the "Vijay Diwas" marking India's triumph over Pakistani intruders in Kargil.

1 comment:

KOHLI said...

IT IS REMARKABLE THAT SUCH SPOSTICATED CONSTUCTION WORK
IS CARRIED OUT IN NAVAL DOCKYARD.

I WISHED WHEN I WAS WITH MAZ.DOCKS
THIS PROJECT SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO ME.