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Atomic submarine Arihant successfully completed the first patrol campaign

Atomic submarine Arihant successfully completed the first patrol campaign

India's strategic nuclear submarine, ie Nuclear submarine INS Arihant, has successfully completed its first patrol operation on 5th November 2018. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met officials and personnel of nuclear submarine INS Arihant on this occasion.

With this practice of submarine Arihant, India's nuclear triangle was fully established. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, On this occasion, I congratulate the crew of INS Arihant and all those who are involved in the work which will always be remembered in history. He also said that this achievement creates India in the frontline of the few selected countries which have the capability to design, build and operate the SSBN.

Speciality of atomic submarine Arihant:

  • Arhant was launched on July 26, 2009 by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur. This day was also chosen because it was also the anniversary of victory in the Kargil war, and this day is celebrated as Kargil Vijay Day (Vijay Day).
  • India has become the sixth country after America, France, Russia, Britain and China, who has succeeded in building its nuclear submarine.
  • Six thousand tonnes of Arihant missiles capable of ranging from 750 kms to 3500 kms.
  • Nuclear missiles can be lit from the surface of water and from the surface.
  • It can also target any aircraft from the inside of the water.

Unforgettable  facts:         

  • America is number one with more than 70 nuclear submarines, while Russia is number two with 30 submarines. England have 12 and France has 12 submarines.
  • The submarines of China, US and Russia are capable of 5000 kilometers of firepower, while the capacity of INS Arihant ranges from 750 to 3500 kilometers.
  • India's effort to build nuclear submarines began in 1970. While India achieved success in this area in the 90's.
  • INS Arihant was launched for the first time in 2009 at the Ship Building Center in Visakhapatnam.
  • In August 2018, it was handed over to the service in the Indian Navy.

It is special: Atomic submarine Arihant is a very important weapon equipped with nuclear weapons. This submarine can leave the missile with the ability to target the target from any angle of the sea. Also, it can not be detected early. Also, due to the other characteristics of the energy from the nuclear reactor, it can also remain in deep water for a long time. India needs six nuclear submarines like INS Arihant, which is estimated to cost 90 thousand crores.

Q.1 Which atomic submarine successfully completed the first patrol campaign?
A. Vikrant
B. Arihant
C. Samrat
D. Sindhughosh
Ans: Arihant
Q.2 On the occasion of which day was Arihant Submarine launched?
A. Independence Day
B. Labour Day
C. Kargil Vijay Day
D. Sardar Patel Jayanti
Ans: Kargil Vijay Day

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