CNS on INS Ari­hant

SP's MAI - - MILITARY REPORT -

Can we ex­pect the in­dige­nously de­vel­oped and con­structed INS Ari­hant to be on Pa­rade at the IFR 2016 for re­view by the Supreme Com­man­der of the Armed Forces of In­dia?

Cur­rently Ari­hant is go­ing through the crit­i­cal phase of ex­ten­sive sea tri­als. Each of the trial sched­ules is cru­cial from the nu­clear safety point of view. Th­ese tri­als are be­ing mon­i­tored by mul­ti­ple agen­cies and do not have the scope of has­ten­ing. It is only af­ter sat­is­fac­tory and suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the tri­als the sub­ma­rine can be con­sid­ered for com­mis­sion­ing. So, at the present time it will be very dif­fi­cult to pre­dict whether she will par­tic­i­pate in IFR. Yes, two air­craft car­ri­ers, INS Vikra­ma­ditya and INS Vi­raat, in ad­di­tion to sev­eral De­stroy­ers, Frigates, sub­marines and 50 air­crafts will form the Re­view Col­umn.

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