Thursday, August 15, 2013

INS Sindhurakshak blown and sank in the Indian ocean

Just two days before India had taken a historic leap in the Military capabilities by launching the India's first indigenous  aircraft carrier INS Vikrant and on Tuesday at around Midnight INS Sindhurakshak (Submarine) exploded like anything, engulfing 18 men inside. This led to a huge blow and set back for the navy and Indian Coast guard.
INS Sindhurakshak was a Russian made World Class diesel-electric submarine of the Indian navy.
Sindhurakshak was first commissioned on 24th December 1997, due to some maintenance work
Indian Submarine INS Sindhurakshak
INS Sindhrakshak Submarine(Wikimedia commons)
Sindhurakshak was decommissioned on 4th June 2010 and sent for overhauling to Russia. It took around $80 million for overhauling and then Sindhurakshak came back to India and commissioned back into Indian navy on May-June 2013. Just 2 months after it's commissioning Sindhurakshak blown off.
Submarine Sindhurakshak blown off with two blasts possibly due to either or mixture of ammunition, Liquid oxygen and hydrogen it carries along. The blast sound was so loud and deafening that it was heard all along South of Mumbai. After the blast submarine sank deep in the Indian ocean.

Hope India soon recover this great loss of INS Sindhurakshak with some other better and powerful submarine. Loss of life is again a huge loss and can never be compensated. Was really a bad day for the navy of India and India as a whole.

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