Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicNuclear Submarine

Topic: Nuclear Submarine

China brought the AUKUS upon itself. Australia couldn’t bear the contempt and abuse forever

Other nuclear-capable states such as Japan and South Korea will be less inhibited to go in for nuclear propulsion systems after this alliance.

China’s nuclear missile submarine strength grows, could be larger than global estimates

Chinese efforts at surveying and prying underwater, especially in the Indian Ocean region, have not ceased, and are likely to continue in the future too.

INS Arihant is a strategic asset but has little utility for India in conventional conflict

Modi govt’s self-complimentary message on INS Arihant does not obscure the fact that the submarine alone isn’t enough.

INS Arihant may be ready, but India shouldn’t pop the champagne bottle yet

INS Arihant deterrence patrol is a significant milestone, but one nuclear submarine isn’t enough to keep Pakistan and China at bay.

India’s nuclear submarine base gets a big boost—thanks to Narendra Modi govt

The approval had been awaited since 2010. Now, Phase II of Project Varsha gets 676 hectares of forest land while Phase I work is in full swing.

India’s only nuclear-armed submarine is back in the water after contamination fears

Stationed in Visakhapatnam, INS Arihant was repaired and put back in action in October last year after extensive checks.

Up-close with Yulin, China’s most vital nuclear sub base that’s a big threat to India

An analysis of Google Earth images of 1 September 2017 shows that Yulin remains as important today as it was in 2001, when construction work began.

China takes the dive, puts thrust on building nuclear submarines

Xi Jinping’s ‘China Dream’ gave boost to its Blue Water navy ambitions and funds were made available for the expansion of the nuclear submarine programme.

India gets moving on $ 2.5 billion refit, lease of third Russian nuclear submarine

The nuclear-powered Chakra III will take six years to complete and India is keen to embed shipbuilders during its refitting.

Exclusive: ‘Aridaman’, India’s second nuclear-armed submarine, is ready for launch

Launch within 6-8 weeks, will leave dry dock but induction to take some time.

On Camera

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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