INS Sindhurakshak

  • Navy's safety record takes a hit after several accidents, deaths 07-03-2014 10:19 PM

    New Delhi: The image of the Indian Navy has been hit by a series of accidents that have taken place on its warships in the recent past which has resulted in the loss of lives of several of its officers and sea warriors. In the 11th such mishap, a gas...
  • After Sindhuratna, gas leak on Navy destroyer in Mumbai kills one 07-03-2014 04:10 PM

    New Delhi: Just weeks after a fire on board submarine Sindhuratna killed two Navy officers, another officer was killed in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata. The officer of the rank of commander reportedly inhaled a large amount of the toxic gas and...
  • UPA government ignored Navy warning on ageing submarine fleet 01-03-2014 07:46 AM

    New Delhi: India's submarine fleet could dwindle down to just five or six by 2015. It is a warning issued by the Navy to the government in a report which the latter has conveniently ignored for a long time. The report warned that India's current submarines are more than 20-years-old....
  • Has AK Antony proved to be a failure as defence minister? 27-02-2014 10:02 PM

    There was fire on Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna at the Mumbai harbour early on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned taking moral responsibility for the Sindhuratna mishap and several other tragedies that have taken place since the fire on INS Sindhurakshak in August 2013 that killed...
  • The Last Word: How serious is the problem affecting the Navy's ships? 27-02-2014 09:03 PM

    There was fire on Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna at the Mumbai harbour early on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned taking moral responsibility for the Sindhuratna mishap and several other tragedies that have taken place since the fire on INS Sindhurakshak in August 2013 that killed...
  • Submarine Sindhuratna involved in mishap, 5 sailors injured 26-02-2014 11:20 AM

    Mumbai: Four to five Navy personnel were injured in a mishap involving a submarine off the Mumbai coast on Wednesday. INS Sindhuratna - a Kilo-class submarine - was at sea 100 nautical miles off the coast when the incident happened. The Navy said that smoke could be seen billowing out...
  • Antony seeks report from Navy on submarine incident 20-01-2014 04:32 PM

    New Delhi: Six months after its submarine sunk in the Mumbai harbour, another Navy underwater vessel had a close shave near the same place, prompting Defence Minister AK Antony to seek a detailed report from the service on the incident. "I have sought a report from the Navy. They have...
  • Antony pulls up Navy on INS Sindhurakshak sinking 21-11-2013 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: Pulling up the Navy on the sinking of the INS Sindhurakshak submarine in which 18 personnel lost their lives, Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday asked the force "not to fritter away" such expensive national resources. Against the backdrop of incidents where some naval officers have been allegedly...
  • Tearful adieu for INS Sindhurakshak submariner at Amritsar 02-10-2013 11:16 PM

    The last rites of Atul Sharma, one of the Indian Navy personnel who lost their lives in the INS Sindhurakshak tragedy in Mumbai, were, on Wednesday, performed by his family members. The last rites for the Amritsar-based Sharma were performed at the Durgiana Temple Cremation ground. The 22-year-old sailor had...
  • Bodies of six INS Sindhurakshak sailors to be sent home for last rites 31-08-2013 09:10 AM

    The identified bodies of six crew members, who died in the August 14 INS Sindhurakshak submarine disaster, will be flown to their respective hometowns from in Mumbai on Saturday for last rites, naval officials said. "Arrangements have been made to take the bodies to their respective places, where last rites...
  • Families of INS Sindhurakshak crew to get 'special' compensation: AK Antony 22-08-2013 08:16 PM

    Indicating that all 18 crew members in the ill-fated submarine INS Sindhurakshak have died, Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday said treating it as a "special case", compensation would be given to their families. "I will ask the Navy to treat the incident as a special case," he said in...
  • INS Sindhurakshak fire: 'Sabotage' angle not ruled out, says AK Antony 22-08-2013 07:10 PM

    Not ruling out the "sabotage" angle behind explosions on Navy's destroyed submarine INS Sindhurakshak, Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday said the incident has cast a shadow on the force's capability to safeguard country's maritime interests. Giving clarifications in the Rajya Sabha on the August 14 submarine accident, he said...
  • Navy has ordered weapon safety checks on submarines: Antony 20-08-2013 04:40 PM

    New Delhi: In the wake of the explosions on the INS Sindhurakshak, the Navy has ordered extensive checks on weapon-related safety systems on all its submarines, Defence Minister A K Antony told Lok Sabha. Making a statement in Lok Sabha on the incident in Mumbai on Saturday, he said preliminary...
  • Seventh body recovered from submarine INS Sindhurakshak 19-08-2013 05:45 PM

    Rescuers from the Indian Navy, on Monday, extricated one more body from INS Sindhurakshak, taking the number of victims recovered from the fire-devastated submarine to seven even as professional savers from reputed companies commenced preliminary survey activities. According to Naval sources, the body has been taken to state-run JJ Hospital...
  • Antony makes statement on INS Sindhurakshak, ceasefire violations in RS 19-08-2013 03:33 PM

    Defence Minster AK Antony on Monday made a statement in Parliament on the explosions and fire on board submarine INS Sindhurakshak. He also took a tough stand on ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • Divers gain access to front compartment of INS Sindhurakshak: Navy 18-08-2013 08:51 PM

    Mumbai: The Indian Navy on Sunday said that they have gained access to the forward compartment of the ill-fated submarine INS Sindhurakshak by breaking open the jammed hatches. However, there were no reports of any more bodies being located in the vessel till now. Battling difficult conditions, the rescuers from...
  • Navy divers recover sixth body from INS Sindhurakshak, hunt on for others 18-08-2013 08:48 AM

    Mumbai: Navy divers have recovered the sixth body from the mangled remains of submarine INS Sindhurakshak on late Saturday night while hopes over the survival of remaining 12 are very dim. The bodies are badly charred and are unidentifiable and have, therefore, been sent to the naval hospital for DNA...
  • Sixth body recovered from submarine INS Sindhurakshak 18-08-2013 08:28 AM

    Battling difficult conditions, rescuers from Indian Navy extricated body of one more victim from the submarine INS Sindhurakshak late on Saturday evening, taking the total number of bodies recovered so far to six, naval sources said. The rescue team had on Friday extricated badly charred bodies of five of the...
  • INS Sindhurakshak: Blood samples of relatives being collected 18-08-2013 12:06 AM

    The Navy medical authorities have started collecting blood samples of family members of the 18 personnel who were on board INS Sindhurakshak for DNA identification. The blood samples would be needed for DNA profiling of the incinerated bodies of the victims, to establish the identities. Earlier on Saturday, autopsy of...
  • INS Sindhurakshak: Navy divers examine submarine, search on for the remaining sailors 17-08-2013 07:59 PM

    A day after 5 bodies were recovered, Navy divers continue to hunt for thirteen sailors who were trapped on board when the explosions in the INS Sindhurakshak took place on Tuesday in Mumbai. ...
  • INS Sindhurakshak: Navy divers open second access to the submarine 17-08-2013 05:42 PM

    Mumbai: Battling the odds, divers from the Navy continued their search for more bodies on board submarine INS Sindhurakshak without any success but managed to open a second access to the sunken vessel during an overnight "challenging but critical" operation. The rescue team had extricated badly charred bodies of five...
  • INS Sindhurakshak fire: Family of 22-year-old sailor hopeful of his return 17-08-2013 02:30 PM

    Four days after a series of explosions rocked INS Sindhurakshak in Mumbai, the family of a sailor on board the ill-fated submarine, was in a state of shock but hopeful of his return. The family members of 22-year-old Atul Sharma, who was among 18 personnel, were planning to celebrate his...
  • Navy divers open second hatch, search for missing sailors continue 17-08-2013 01:30 PM

    Mumbai: Navy divers have found five bodies from the mangled remains of the submarine, INS Sindhurakshak. As rescue operations continue, Russia has defended the submarine saying they don't see any technical failure as the likely cause behind the incident. Russia has also offered help in the probe. Of the five...
  • INS Sindhurakshak fire: Russia says technical failure couldn't have been the cause 17-08-2013 09:14 AM

    Mumbai: Navy divers have found five bodies from the mangled remains of the submarine, INS Sindhurakshak. As rescue operations continue, Russia has defended the submarine saying they don't see any technical failure as the likely cause behind the incident. Russia has also offered help in the probe. Of the five...
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  • INS Sindhurakshak: Bodies of 5 sailors found, hopes of finding survivors fade 16-08-2013 10:29 PM

    Mumbai: Facing tough conditions, Indian Navy divers on Friday extricated badly charred bodies of five personnel from submarine Sindhurakshak as hopes of finding survivors receded with naval authorities voicing worst fears that others on board could have been incinerated too. Two days after a series of explosions rocked the Navy's...
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    There has been a carnage on Dalal Street with the Sensex crashing more than 700 points and the rupee hitting a record low of 62 to the dollar forcing the Prime Minister's Office to call a high-level meeting. Nifty also fell drastically over 200 points down to its biggest percentage...
  • Bodies of 4 INS Sindhurakshak sailors found, no hope of survivors 16-08-2013 08:41 PM

    Mumbai: Navy divers have recovered the bodies of four sailors from the mangled remains of INS Sindhurakshak which sank off the Mumbai coast following two massive explosions. The Navy says that there is no chance of any of the 18 sailors aboard to have survived the explosions in the subamarine....
  • Bodies of four INS Sindhurakshak sailors recovered 16-08-2013 03:56 PM

    Mumbai: The Navy divers on Friday recovered the bodies of four sailors from the submarine, INS Sindhurakshak, while hopes are dim over the survival of 14 others. The Navy said that the bodies recovered are badly disfigured and unidentifiable due to severe burns and have, therefore, been sent to the...