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  • The secret undersea weapon(India's nuclear submarine)

    01/18/2008 10:17:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 50 replies · 10,273+ views
    India Today ^ | January 17, 2008 | Sandeep Unnithan
    The secret undersea weapon Sandeep Unnithan January 17, 2008 Located up the winding shipping channel in Visakhapatnam harbour is a secret, completely enclosed facility known only as the Shipbuilding Centre (SBC). Inside this dry dock, nearly 50m below ground level, is a cylindrical black shape, which is as tall as a two-storey building and at 104 m in length, is longer than the Qutub Minar lying on its side. Technicians working on it confess to a surge of national pride: India’s first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine or SSBN is arguably its greatest engineering project. For over a quarter of a...