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    Oi, close that door Gupta! This nuclear submarine is expensive you know!

    A hatch left open on the INS Arihant lead to saltwater flooding the propulsion area, rendering the $2.9 billion submarine inoperative.
    The incident was first reported by The Hindu. According to an Indian Navy source, a hatch was left open allowing seawater to rush in. The Arihant issue rose soon after INS Chakra, the Nerpa class nuclear submarine leased from Russia, was reported to have suffered damage to its sonar domes while entering the Visakhapatnam harbour in early October.
    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 project. The Arihant class submarines are reported to be based on the Akula class submarine.
    India has an ambitious plan to build a SSBN fleet, comprising five Arihant class vessels.
    INS Arihant was introduced to the public in 2009 at a symbolic launch ceremony. The launch coincided with the 10th anniversary of the conclusion of the Kargil War and consisted of floating the vessel by flooding the dry dock. Defence Professionals Daily claimed Arihant was launched without key systems including its nuclear reactor, surveillance equipment, and ordnance.
    Prime Minister Singh billed the submarine as an outcome of a public-private partnership. He also thanked Russia in his address, stating, “I would also like to express our appreciation to our Russian friends for their consistent and invaluable cooperation, which symbolises the close strategic partnership that we enjoy with Russia.”

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/indias-first-nuclear-missile-submarine-crippled-sailor-leaves-hatch-open/


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    I'm dubious. A $2.9 billion sub would have double redundancy systems in place to ensure this couldn't happen.


    How do you sink an Irish submarine?
    Knock on the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post


    How do you sink an Irish submarine?
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    Blow up the exhaust pipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    How do you sink an Irish submarine?
    Knock on the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    A hatch left open on the INS Arihant lead to saltwater flooding the propulsion area, rendering the $2.9 billion submarine inoperative.
    High Tech and Indians don't mix well, you should know Harry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    High Tech and Indians don't mix well, you should know Harry
    Yeah, I suppose to you a door is "high tech" eh Buttplug?


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    Harry is an Indian. Explains a lot.

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    I remember a few years ago a very large plane was landed at the wrong airport in India and couldn't be flown out. I guess they eventually lengthened the runway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Harry is an Indian. Explains a lot.
    You know nothing of my peoples' ways, paleface.

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    Fin da Loo

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    The LORD's justice was delivered to the unbelievers.

    (ameristanis visit Russian made Indian navy submarine, a month or two ago)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    (ameristanis visit Russian made Indian navy submarine, a month or two ago)
    No...it was those sneaky Brits.

    British team, not the Americans, visited India’s Russian nuclear submarine
    https://defenceupdate.in/british-tea...ear-submarine/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    I'm dubious. A $2.9 billion sub would have double redundancy systems in place to ensure this couldn't happen.


    How do you sink an Irish submarine?
    Knock on the door.
    Put it in water.

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    It was a russian sub. None of this double sealed malarky.

    Not since the doors jammed on the K141 Kursk anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    It was a russian sub. None of this double sealed malarky.

    Not since the doors jammed on the K141 Kursk anyway.
    Russian subs cost $3 billion?

    It thought it was only the seppos that pulled that con.

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    They've only got 3 or 4, thats all they need

    Most of their sales are delivered by land or if high value air. None of this gunboat stuff 'arry , that's so 21st century. Even their container ships have the odd container or two topsides, stuffed with contingency ballistic, AAM, ASM and hypersonic missiles. All "defensive" of course.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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