India prepares to commission its first nuclear submarine

Saturday, 10 August 2013 - 12:27

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Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today, 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.

 

Extending congratulations to all those associated with the important milestone, particularly the Department of Atomic Energy, the Indian Navy and the Defence Research and Development Organization, Dr. Singh said he looked forward to the early commissioning of INS Arihant.

 

In a major step towards completing its nuclear triad, India activated the atomic reactor on-board the indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant paving the way for its operational deployment by the Navy.