- India has secretly launched its nuclear-powered submarine
- It is the third submarine of the Arihant class and was launched on 23 November in Visakhapatnam.
- It is being told that this Indian submarine is of 7 thousand tons, which is more than two other submarines built so far.
In order to give a befitting reply to the growing submarine power of China and Pakistan, India has secretly launched its nuclear-powered super-destroyer submarine. It is the third nuclear submarine of the Arihant class. This submarine was launched on November 23 from the Secret Shipbuilding Center in Visakhapatnam, India. It is being told that this Indian submarine is about 7 thousand tons, which is more than two other submarines built so far.
Britain-based Jane’s Defense Weekly has revealed the launch of India’s third nuclear submarine based on satellite images. This magazine of Defense Affairs reported that this submarine, being called S4, has been moved from one place to another. This Submersible Ballistic Nuclear Submarine (SSBN) is the third submarine of the Arihant class. Earlier INS Arighat and INS Arihant have been launched.
8 K-4 Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile Can Carry S4
The magazine said that the S4 submarine is slightly larger than its predecessor two other submarines and weighs 7,000 tonnes. INS Arihant is of 6000 tonnes. The S4 submarine is fitted with 8 missile launch tubes, while INS Arihant had 4 missile tubes. The report said that this S4 nuclear submarine can carry 8 K-4 Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile which has a stated range of 3500 km. At the same time, 24 K-15 missiles can be deployed on it.
India is currently developing the K-4 missile and it can be tested soon. After India’s missile and submarine are completely ready, the Indian Navy can target China and Pakistan from a great distance. In the event of a nuclear attack by India, China and Pakistan can also retaliate with nuclear bombs through the sea. This missile has been made jointly by India’s DRDO and Department of Atomic Energy.
82.5 MW light water reactor installed in submarine
Indian Navy and Russian scientists and technical staff have helped in making this submarine. India plans to induct 4 such SSBNs into the Navy. Not only this, India will have the option of two more nuclear submarines. The nuclear reactor of the S4 submarine has also been further improved. According to the report of The Wire, an 82.5 MW light water reactor has been installed in this submarine.