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    India launches nuclear submarine

    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.

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    Very interesting indeed. I think India is vital in balancing the power in Asia. With China and Russia working together to counter U.S. influence, I thnk it is good to have a powerful democracy in their midsts. Will China like it? Chances are they knew about it before Russia ever agreed to work with India on it. Pakistan, will I agree, ask the U.S. for submarines as well, but I do not see the U.S. giving them any.

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    Oh, Lord!

    Confined space, recyled air and curry!
    Quod scripsi, scripsi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Oh, Lord!

    Confined space, recyled air and curry!
    That's funny, right there. If you do not think that's funny then get the hell outta here!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Very interesting indeed. I think India is vital in balancing the power in Asia. With China and Russia working together to counter U.S. influence, I thnk it is good to have a powerful democracy in their midsts. Will China like it? Chances are they knew about it before Russia ever agreed to work with India on it. Pakistan, will I agree, ask the U.S. for submarines as well, but I do not see the U.S. giving them any.
    Yes I agree we need to work more closely with India for sometime there has been discussion with India to hold Joint Naval Operations in the Indian Sea.

    Personally I would like to see both India and Pakistan work on a Joint Naval Task Force sort of like what Aussie and New Zealand have, It would be in the best interest for both nations and the World in General.

    As for Pakistan asking for Subs from the United States your right not going to happen I can see them asking to purchase one or two Aegies Class Destroyers or if they can't get something from us go to the French for purchase of the La Fayette Class Frigate's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Oh, Lord!

    Confined space, recyled air and curry!
    Kinda gives a whole new spin to the notion of power projection.

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    Why is Russia helping India?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Why is Russia helping India?
    Russia has been India's largest arms supplier for decades.

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    And what does Russia get out of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    And what does Russia get out of it?
    Remain a pain in our ass.
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