18 Jun '16, 10am

Code Name "Project Varsha" - India's Futuristic Naval Base

Code Name "Project Varsha" - India's Futuristic Naval Base

India's new futuristic naval base is on the roll taking concrete shape on the eastern seaboard in bay of Bengal. The Indian Navy is developing a new top-secret naval base for its nuclear submarines, code-named “Project Varsha”, and located within a radius of approximately 200 kilometers from Visakhapatnam. The new base is designed to support new fleet of nuclear submarines (8-12 Arihant class submarines) and ships, and will include modern nuclear engineering support facilities and extensive crew accommodation. Since designed primarily as a nuclear submarine support facility, this new naval base can also accommodate other naval vessels. On its completion INS Varsha will be the largest of India’s naval infrastructure to date. It will have underground pens to hide the submarines from spy satellites and protect them from enemy air attacks and other vulnerabilities. This facili...

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