Naval Buildup in Asia’s Game of Thrones
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Good, I’m happy to see the largest Democracy in the world getting stronger. The belligerent expansionist Chinese, and terrorist supporting Pakistan will be threatened by India’s powerful new weapon.

  • Joseph Blieu

    I would question the value of this against Pakistan. I don’t think Al Quida oriented rogues really care about what happens to them after their current victory for Allah. If they can accurately massively target concentrations of Chinese military capability from a stealth platform it may make Peking think twice, but it would still be nasty for India.

    • f1b0nacc1

      They already have them…they are called ‘strike aircraft’ and ‘drones’

  • tarentius

    I think that before people get all excited about the Arihant and how it changes the dynamic between India and Pakistan and India and China a little dose of reality is needed. The Arihant is basically a technology demonstrator that is based on a Russian design (Charlie II) and is way late and over budget. Activating a very small nuclear reactor hardly makes this boat operational. It hasn’t even started harbor trials. Its underwater speed of 24 knots makes it a sitting duck should it ever be operationally deployed, which is highly unlikely. India has never fired any missiles from it while the boat is submerged, hardly likely since its never left harbor. Firing missiles underwater is a technological challenge which India has yet to demonstrate. The only test of the K-15 missile has been from a pontoon platform “simulating” a submarine.
    I won’t get into the problems that may be lurking in a boat, yet to have sea trials,built by Indian firms which have demonstrated time and time again on other weapons projects that they are a far cry from being world class.
    India is a long way from having a modern underwater nuclear deterrent.

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