Wednesday, June 02, 2010
First official pix of Arihant, India's nuclear propelled submarine
In the government the right hand often doesn't know what the left hand does. That is the reason I suspect that this first ever public picture of the Arihant at the time of its launch in the covered dockyard in Vishakapatnam has surfaced in the report of the United Progressive Alliance II's first year of government. Check page 58. A first look will suggest that there have been innovations to the suspected Charlie II design such as the two sail planes coming out of the conning tower.
The credit for this goes to Manu Pubby of Indian Express who found the picture in the "Security" section of the report.