Reactor powered up on first ‘made in India’ nuclear sub

Reactor powered up on first ‘made in India’ nuclear sub

A Russian Akula-class sub in Brest harbor, western France, in 2004. The INS Arihant is said to be based on this Cold War design.
(Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)

A Russian Akula-class sub in Brest harbor, western France, in 2004. The INS Arihant is said to be based on this Cold War design.

India has activated the reactor aboard the INS Arihant, believed to be the first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine designed and built outside the Cold War “nuclear club.”

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the event a “giant stride in … our indigenous technological capabilities.”

It’s the first nuclear-powered submarine built in India and the first such vessel constructed by a country other than the United States, U.K., France, Russia or China.

Read the full article here http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/11/211086821/reactor-turned-on-aboard-first-made-in-india-nuclear-sub

Source:  www.npr.org

Advertisements

One comment

  1. Pingback: Nuclear News Round Up (12th – 16th Aug 13) | Assystem Energy & Nuclear

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s