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China decommissions its 1st nuclear submarine

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

China's first nuclear-powered submarine has been decommissioned after more than 40 years of military service, state media said today.

After undergoing a thorough denuclearisation process, the submarine was towed to a wharf belonging to the Chinese Navy Museum in Qingdao, a port city in east China's Shandong province yesterday where it will be a public exhibit, state- run Xinhua agency reported.


The submarine's release from military service and the safe, thorough and reliable handling of related nuclear waste, nuclear reactor and other devices showed China's life-cycle maintenance ability, ranging from a nuclear submarine's production, operation, management to disposal, the report quoted the naval authorities as saying.

reported to have five nuclear submarines and 15 conventional ones with several others under construction.

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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 18:32 IST
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