Me thinks they will attempt to reverse-engineer many of the systems to work the bugs out of the Arihant SSBN. What are the thoughts of the forum?
The nuclear powered sub effort in India has been going off and on for the better part of 40 years now. (Well, mostly 'on', I suppose, but for the diversion of funding and scientific effort away from the nuclear propulsion and onto the development of nuclear warheads). They sought to exploit the first Chakra
, that old Charlie I, and I'm sure they will be eager to do the same with the new Chakra
). Nothing happens quickly with the Indian nuclear sub program, that's for sure. What did it take em to get their hands on Nerpa
? Six or more years of wrangling?