BBC NEWS | South Asia | India launches nuclear submarine
"India has launched its first nuclear-powered submarine, becoming only the sixth country in the world to do so.
The 6,000 tonne Arihant was launched by India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a ceremony on the south-east coast.
It was built entirely in India with Russian assistance and a second one is due to be constructed shortly.
It will undergo trials over the next few years before being deployed and will be able to launch missiles at targets 700km (437 miles) away.
Until now, only the US, Russia, France, Britain and China had the capability to build nuclear submarines"
Very Interesting with the 6000 ton number what Russian Sub was the base's for the design. I know that India was trying to lease two Akula-class submarine from Russia but because of maintance delays this never never happen.
Also they could have used the last of the Scorpene Class Subs for this Boat it has been reported by many different source that one of the Hull being build at Mazagon Ship Yard was going to be used for a Nuke Sub but the Scorpene class are only 2000 ton Boats.
Either way this should make it rather interesting now with both China and Pakistan. I wonder if Pakistan will now ask the United States for Aegies Destroyers.