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India's first nuclear-powered submarine to be launched July 26

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India's first domestically built nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine will be launched on July 26, India Today reported on Thursday.

MOSCOW, July 16 (RIA Novosti) - India's first domestically built nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine will be launched on July 26, India Today reported on Thursday.

It said that after spending over a decade cloaked under an obscure codename, the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV), the Indian vessel finally got a name: Arihant (destroyer of enemies).

The design was based on a Charlie 1 submarine that India leased from the Soviet Union in the late 1980s.

The submarine will be towed from its dry dock for harbor trials before heading out into the Bay of Bengal for sea trials and weapons tests.

The submarine is expected to enter service in two to three years.