Submarines: India Admits To Building Nuclear Boats

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September 13, 2007: India announced that it had been working on a nuclear submarine for decades, and that they had finally created the light water reactor technology needed to build the small reactors needed for warships. India is installing their reactor in a 5,000 ton Charlie II submarine that was purchased from Russia. This boat will be ready for sea trails next year. Eventually, India wants to build its own nuclear subs.

This project has been rumored for years, but this is the first time anyone in the government admitted that the nuclear sub effort was real.

 


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