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    Monday, July 27, 2009

    Indian SSBN: Pakistan Watch Out!

    The Indians' new submarine, the INS Arihant (Sanskrit for "Destroyer of Enemies") is officially in the water.

    This Telegraph article includes a nice little plan view of the submarine.

    Some details:
    • Will carry a 750km ballistic missile, with a 1500km planned range on the next generation
    • 40% indigenous content (i.e. mostly Russian)
    • Looks like 12 missile capacity, although some press reports said only 5 (maybe that's all India has in stock)
    • One year until her reactor lights off
    Welcome to the club, India!

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