INS Arihant: News & Discussion

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INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Rakesh » 31 Aug 2018 06:04

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby naruto » 05 Nov 2018 14:09

From PM Modi twitter handle:

Dhanteras gets even more special! India’s pride, nuclear submarine INS Arihant successfully completed its first deterrence patrol! I congratulate all those involved, especially the crew of INS Arihant for this accomplishment, which will always be remembered in our history.

https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1059361293579124736

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby naruto » 05 Nov 2018 14:12

^^^ There are humpback whale (INS Arihant pics) behind PM Modi, I don't know how to share them. Somebody please do it.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby naruto » 05 Nov 2018 14:21

From PM Modi's twitter handle.

The success of INS Arihant enhances India’s security needs. It is a major achievement for our entire nation. True to its name, INS Arihant will protect the 130 crore Indians from external threats and contribute to the atmosphere of peace in the region.

https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1059361854332391425

In an era such as this, a credible nuclear deterrence is the need of the hour. The success of INS Arihant gives a fitting response to those who indulge in nuclear blackmail.

https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1059362127419367424

Today is historic because it marks the completing of the successful establishment of the nuclear triad. India's nuclear triad will be an important pillar of global peace and stability.
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https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1059362256524271616

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

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Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Postby rkhanna » 05 Nov 2018 14:30

Looks like the Arihant has completed its first deterrence patrol and has returned today

Are its weapon systems with nuclear payload operational?

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby sum » 05 Nov 2018 14:54

Great to see the PM being involved in such details and announcing it with such pride!

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Aditya_V » 05 Nov 2018 15:09

Well there 6000kg of Mithai for this Diwali -sponsored by Admiral Rakeskji

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Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Postby Aditya_V » 05 Nov 2018 15:13

It would not be a deterrence patrol if it's weapons were not operational and I suspect will the grant public fanfare INS Arighat has problem has gone out on it's deterrence patrol

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Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Postby nam » 05 Nov 2018 15:20

Since the PM himself has announced "deterrent patrol", there is no room for confusion. This was an announcement to the world by the highest authority of the country.

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Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Postby Manish_P » 05 Nov 2018 15:29

What a day this Dhanteras is!

From TOI
India's first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant, or the "annihilator of enemies", has successfully completed its first deterrence patrol.
Hailing INS Arihant's achievement, PM Modi said "a credible nuclear deterrence is the need of the hour".

"The success of INS Arihant is a big step towards strengthening national security. For the country's enemies, it is an open challenge," PM Modi said while addressing crew of INS Arihant which returned from the first deterrence patrol.


:twisted: Doesn't mince words, does he.

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Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Postby Philip » 05 Nov 2018 15:56

A defining moment for our strat. deterrent. From now on a steady increase in capability and numbers of SSBNs must be our top priority .

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby arshyam » 05 Nov 2018 16:03

Where? Where? :D

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby hnair » 05 Nov 2018 16:07

Darn it! Still no center-spread photos of the vessel to drool over! It has been 10 long years since she got pushed out!

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby arshyam » 05 Nov 2018 16:16

How accurate is that pic in the background? Seems as official as it could get with the PM himself in the foreground, but looks different from the 2009 launch pic (see the tapering hull in the front).

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Singha » 05 Nov 2018 16:17

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby hnair » 05 Nov 2018 16:18

arshyam wrote:How accurate is that pic in the background? Seems as official as it could get with the PM himself in the foreground, but looks different from the 2009 launch pic (see the tapering hull in the front).


It is actually pretty much the same - that tapering down is the aft side, with a gentle hump for the launch tubes.

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Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Postby ArjunPandit » 05 Nov 2018 16:19

would it would be carrying K15 with mithai on board/sub?

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Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Postby hnair » 05 Nov 2018 16:21

What is with this whole hesitancy - the Prime Minister of India said it is back after first Deterrence patrol. You dont go to deterrent patrol with sticks of dynamite nor indulge in empty talk on something as serious as deterrent. Please!

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby prasannasimha » 05 Nov 2018 16:36

:D Call sign SSBN 80 :D

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby nam » 05 Nov 2018 16:48

Since we are publicly telling everyone that SSBN 80 is home.. does that mean someone else is holding the fort :D

By the way, we seem to have got good at pumping out water from nuke sub.. due to open "non-existent" hatches :D

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Singha » 05 Nov 2018 17:26

Arighat will look like a mini Borei with 8 tubes mashallah.

but even the borei is not as streamlined in front near the sail

https://www.strategic-culture.org/image ... -38516.jpg

its time for a full range K4 2-shot launch to antarctic sea imo. ...with 4K video recording both at source and target. test can be timed for dusk shot for maximum visual effect as the streaks of lights lance across the dark sky on re-entry

*I NEED THIS. DHARMA NEEDS THIS*


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Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Postby ArjunPandit » 05 Nov 2018 17:34

hnair wrote:What is with this whole hesitancy - the Prime Minister of India said it is back after first Deterrence patrol. You dont go to deterrent patrol with sticks of dynamite nor indulge in empty talk on something as serious as deterrent. Please!

No sir, it is ignorance. Was on mobile and my search results were clouded with Arihant results for deterrence patrol for first two pages. No questioning or empty talk. Lets put it the way that I wanted to savoring the moment or hear those magical words. Let's have "mysore pak" or may fav "fresh soft bangali rasgulla" today, esp given admiral sir is not giving even 600 gm of it

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Karthik S » 05 Nov 2018 17:34

Sabarimala and diwali arrests have brought down my happiness. But still good to know finally triad has been completed.

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Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Postby ArjunPandit » 05 Nov 2018 17:35

also wasn't sure if the payload is mated on missile already or loaded prior to launch.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Mukesh.Kumar » 05 Nov 2018 17:46

arshyam wrote:Where? Where? :D


I think the Mithai is hidden in the humpback of Arihant. To be delivered in stealth mode under instructions from a certain senior Admiralullah

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby SaiK » 05 Nov 2018 20:25

Also note the delivery time of the next in line

INS Arihant: All you need to know about India's first nuclear submarine
https://m.timesofindia.com/india/all-yo ... 510689.cms

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby JayS » 05 Nov 2018 21:01

A real Happy Diwali news for desh. Go Arihant. Admiral is missing when Mithai is due. Where are you admiral..?

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby ShauryaT » 05 Nov 2018 22:58

Speculation on what this deterrence patrol entailed can start. How long, where, route, comms, simulations, surveillance, assets deployed to protect the prized asset, costs, the enemy reaction (probably none for now) - means and methods, any war exercises done to challenge (unlikely), challenges faced - machine, crew and systems. C4ISR being tested to its zenith.

Do not expect to "know" these answers but maybe after many years and decades nuggets will shed light but in the meanwhile, it would be interesting to speculate and dig if enquiring minds want to know.

Will start with the most easiest one. Since the asset on board is the K15, it would have necessarily sailed from INS Varsha to striking ranges of key targets on the west, probably avoiding the shipping lanes and the Palk Strait. Duration around 90 days. Probably never surfaced for the entire route. Hopefully, some key lessons have been learned and the learnings shared. It would be interesting to speculate the route and the holding areas used.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Supratik » 05 Nov 2018 23:52

Most of it will be classified but chain of command was tested.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Singha » 06 Nov 2018 07:21

My guess is south china sea via lombok straits
Or 90% south of indonesia with a coiple weeks foray into scs via sunda or lombok straits as a firing drillex

Tsp is a shitshow we need not waste a ssbn on - goi knows this well

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Karthik S » 06 Nov 2018 08:30

Main priority should be to build reactors capable of propelling 14 15k T SSBN and SLBM with 8000 km range.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby SaiK » 06 Nov 2018 08:31

Is that Arihant pic?

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Rakesh » 06 Nov 2018 08:33

arshyam wrote:How accurate is that pic in the background? Seems as official as it could get with the PM himself in the foreground, but looks different from the 2009 launch pic (see the tapering hull in the front).

The only side profile pic of the Arihant that I have seen to date....

https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/sta ... 3689237504 ---> Arihant model + cap.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Rakesh » 06 Nov 2018 08:34

INS Arihant returned yesterday from 20-day deterrent patrol
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/i ... 2018-11-05

"In an era such as this, a credible nuclear deterrence is the need of the hour. The success of INS Arihant gives a fitting response to those who indulge in nuclear blackmail."
- Prime Minister Modi


"As a responsible nation, India has put in place a robust nuclear command and control structure, effective safety assurance architecture and strict political control, under its Nuclear Command Authority."
- A statement from the PMO


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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Rakesh » 06 Nov 2018 08:36

naruto wrote:^^^ There are humpback whale (INS Arihant pics) behind PM Modi, I don't know how to share them. Somebody please do it.

https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/sta ... 8072350720 --->
Rare closeup of Arihant. Unusual aft section, reveals Borei design influence.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Rakesh » 06 Nov 2018 08:38

The naval officer placing the cap on Prime Minister Modi is Captain Mukul Surange. Last year he was the CO of INS Satavahana - the submarine training base of the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Today, he is the CO of INS Arihant SSBN 80.

See these links of Captain Mukul Surange @ INS Satavahana in 2017....

https://www.facebook.com/IndianNavy/pos ... 712917061/

https://www.facebook.com/IndianNavy/pos ... 622455736/

Captain Mukul Surange's twitter account has some good videos & interviews ---> https://twitter.com/mukulmsurange

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https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status ... 3579124736 ---> Dhanteras gets even more special! India’s pride, nuclear submarine INS Arihant successfully completed its first deterrence patrol! I congratulate all those involved, especially the crew of INS Arihant for this accomplishment, which will always be remembered in our history.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Rakesh » 06 Nov 2018 08:40

The Indian Navy (and India) lost an icon - Vice Admiral Manohar Prahlad Awati, PVSM, VrC, (Retd). I would like to believe that he has joined Varuna to watch over the Arihant (and her sisters) on her deterrence patrols. Shano Varuna!

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Rakesh » 06 Nov 2018 08:45

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1059370255254867968 ---> Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the crew of INS Arihant which returned from its first deterrence patrol.

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Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Postby Rakesh » 06 Nov 2018 08:49

Aditya_V wrote:Well there 6000kg of Mithai for this Diwali -sponsored by Admiral Rakeskji

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:I think the Mithai is hidden in the humpback of Arihant. To be delivered in stealth mode under instructions from a certain senior Admiralullah

Mithai was for Akula-II :lol:

This news is Diwali time!!! Kudos to India. A great day for the country.


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