India's first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant and other "critical assets" in the Bay of Bengal are safe from the devastation wrought by cyclonic storm Hudhud in the southern port city of Visakhapatnam, an official said Wednesday.
In a move that will pull India a step closer to achieving the “nuclear triad”, Indian Navy is all set to start sea trials for its first indigenously-built nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant in few weeks.
India`s first indigenously-designed and built reactor for a submarine - INS Arihant - is functioning well but will be shut down sometime later to study reports of its functioning, top atomic energy establishment officials said.
The atomic reactor, the heart
of India`s first indigenously built nuclear submarine `INS Arihant` launched recently, is a prototype of a land-based
reactor tested successfully for the past three years.
The Eastern Naval Command at Visakhapatnam is gearing up for a unique milestone in India`s defence history on July 26 wherein PM Manmohan Singh will launch the indigenously-built nuclear-powered submarine.