Welcome to the Big Leagues

Well, kind of…

But India has finally fielded their own, homegrown, nuclear submarine, previously billed as the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project…

“Today, we join a select group of five nations who possess the capability to build a nuclear-powered submarine,” Singh declared in his speech at the eastern naval base of Visakhapatnam.

True statement. Not many people have the capability to field this kind of technology. The interesting part of the launch was this statement:

“I would also like to express our appreciation to our Russian friends for their consistent and invaluable cooperation, which symbolizes the close strategic partnership that we enjoy with Russia,” Singh remarked.

Makes you wonder how much the US and Russia have invested in various parts of the Indian infrastructure.

The real thing here is that building one submarine (even with outside help) is one thing. Operating, maintaining, and training is an entirely different thing. This is where you find out that making the big leagues is hard, but staying on the team is even harder.

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5 Responses to Welcome to the Big Leagues

  1. virgil xenophon says:

    The comment about the Russians could well be a shot-across-the-bow response to the public haranguing and brow-beating Hillery recently gave India over not doing their “bit” to the satisfaction of team Obama over Global Warming

  2. Neneng says:

    It is never easy to accept and own the mtsaikes and saying sorry. The ego gets hurt and people tend to think that after saying sorry the other partner will gain an upper hand. Just by simply acknowledging the error or a mistake can resolve fifty percent of the conflicts. Most of the people who have a stable and successful are very up-front in their relationship and never hesitate to say sorry.

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