India’s Second Indigenous Nuclear Submarine To Be Launched Soon


India’s second indigenous nuclear submarine is likely to be launched in less than a month’s time, towards the end of September or the beginning of October, government sources said.

Launching of a boat refers to the process of transferring the vessel to the water from a dry dock. Once launched, the boat will undergo extensive sea trials before it is inducted in the Indian Navy some time in 2019.

The launch is likely to be done by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in keeping with the tradition that a boat is launched by a woman. The first indigenous nuclear submarine, INS Arihant, was launched in 2009 by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife, Gursharan Kaur.  Read More…

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