INS Arihant

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INS Arihant is the lead ship of India’s Arihant-class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. The INS Arihant is to be the first of the expected five in the class of submarines designed and constructed as a part of the Indian Navy’s secretive Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project.

Features:

  1. The 6,000 tonne vessel, 111-metre bulk powered by an 83-megawatt uranium reactor.
  2.  The submarine is capable of lurking effectively undetectable at depth almost indefinitely.
  3. The completion of the INS Arihant will make India one of six countries in the world with the ability to design, build, and operate its own nuclear submarines.
  4. Arihant has four vertical launch tubes, which can carry twelve (three per launch tube) smaller K-15 missiles or four larger K-4 missiles. The K-4 has a longer range of 3,500 kilometres and has commenced trials.
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