SUBMARINE

  • Russian atomic submarine catches fire in shipyard April 7, 2015

    Moscow: A Russian nuclear submarine has caught fire in a shipyard in Russia's northern province of Arkhangelsk, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday. Both the Zvyozdochka shipyard, where wires said the 949 Antei submarine was being repaired, and the Emergencies Ministry declined to comment. There was no word of any casualties. Russian news...
  • Indian Navy's first Scorpene submarine launched for sea trials April 6, 2015

    Indian Navy's first Scorpene submarine under Project 75 was undocked on Monday at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in the presence of the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. The diesel-electric powered Scorpene submarine to be called INS Kalvari after commissioning will undergo extensive sea trials before it is cleared to formally...
  • German firm to offer Type 214 vessel for submarines project March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Eyeing the Rs 50,000 crore project of Indian Navy for six submarines, German defence major TKMS will offer India its HDW Class 214 vessel and is in talks with leading shipyards in the country for a tie-up. The Germans are also promising a no-hold barred transfer of technology...
  • Fishing vessel hits submarine, damages periscope during naval exercise February 22, 2015

    Mumbai: In yet another naval accident, the periscope of submarine INS Sindhughosh was damaged when a fishing vessel hit it while a naval exercise was being held off the West coast. The incident took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. "In a minor incident off the West Coast of...
  • Government okays plan for building 6 N-submarines, 7 frigates February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: To bolster naval power, the government has cleared the indigenous construction of seven stealth frigates and six nuclear-powered submarines at a cost of about Rs 1 lakh crore. Defence sources said the decision was taken recently by the Cabinet Committee on Security. The decision to build the six...
  • Sindhuratna mishap probe: Seven Naval officers found guilty, board of inquiry demands explanation November 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Seven Naval officers on Tuesday was found guilty by the board of inquiry in the INS Sindhuratna mishap case. The board has demanded explanation from the convited officers and issued a show-cause notice to them. The seven officers are culpabale of various acts of omission and comission and a...
  • Kolkata port under terror threat, Navy submarines, warships moved November 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata is on high alert after intelligence agencies warned of a possible terror attack. The Navy has withdrawn two of its warships docked at Kolkata port. Submarines have also been moved. Intelligence reports also said terrorists might use small boats to carry out attack. A senior Kolkata police official said that...
  • Swede's homemade submarine sells for $98,500 September 21, 2014

    London: A submarine built from scratch by a Swedish man using his "common sense" and constructed over the course of two years has sold for a whopping $98,500 in an online auction. Eric Westerberg, 33, from Robertsfors in northern Sweden, spent over 3,500 hours to build the six metre long submarine,...
  • Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South Korea September 15, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea appears to be developing a new weapons system capable of launching submarinebased ballistic missiles, the South's defence ministry said on Monday. "Based on recent US and South Korean intelligence, we have detected signs of North Korea developing a vertical missile launch tube for submarines," a ministry official said. Ministry...
  • Russia tests nuclear Bulava missile from a submarine September 11, 2014

    Moscow: The Russian Navy has successfully testlaunched an intercontinental ballistic missile from one of its nuclear submarines, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. The Bulavaclass SBLM (submarinelaunched missile) was fired by the submarine Vladimir Monomakh from a position in the White Sea and hit its designated target at the Kura test...
  • China: Submarine captain honoured for averting an underwater 'emergency' September 4, 2014

    Beijing: In a disclosure of neardisaster, China has honoured a submarine captain for averting an underwater "emergency" after his crew reportedly saved the vessel from sinking into thousands metres deep waters. Wang Hongli, commander of submarine 372, was praised by the Central Military Commission for "successfully dealing with a major...
  • INS Kamorta, India's first indigenously built stealth warship commissioned into Navy August 23, 2014

    Vishakhapatnam: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday commissioned India's first indigenouslybuilt stealth antisubmarine warfare INS Kamorta at naval dockyard in Vishakhapatnam. The warship has been built by the stateowned Gardenreach Shipbuilders in Kolkata and is the first vessel in the Navy whose all weapon systems are manufactured indigenously. Speaking...
  • Russian navy launches new electric submarine June 27, 2014

    Moscow: The Russian navy launched a new dieselelectric submarine, a latest addition to its Black Sea Fleet, media reported on Friday. The submarine was launched on Thursday in a ceremony held in St. Petersburg, Xinhua reported. A navy official said that the new dieselelectric submarine RostovnaDonu, along with other vessels in...
  • Dhruv chopper likely to be deployed onboard INS Vikramaditya June 16, 2014

    Panaji: Indigenouslybuilt Dhruv helicopter is likely to be deployed on the country's largest warship Russianorigin aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya for carrying out the role of detecting hostile submarines. If inducted, the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) will be the first indigenous system to be integrated on the warship, which so far operates...
  • Jaitley visits Western Naval Command a day after INS Sindhurakshak was raised out of water June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the illfated Russianmade Kiloclass Indian Navy Submarine Sindhurakshak was raised out of the water, Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday visited Western Naval Command in Mumbai who briefed him about the second probe ordered into the case. Jaitley was accompanied by Navy Chief Robin Dhawan. The Union...
  • US submarine search for Malaysian plane to be finished in a week April 19, 2014

    Perth: A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said on Saturday. As the hunt for Flight MH370...
  • Dhowan takes over as Navy Chief, to focus on stopping mishaps April 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Admiral Robin Dowan on Thursday took over as the Chief of Naval Staff, a post that was lying vacant for nearly two months, and declared his intent to focus on preventing mishaps that have plagued the force and making it combat ready to meet all the challenges. The 59-year-old...
  • Missing Malaysian Airlines: Robotic submarine completes third search mission April 17, 2014

    A mini-submarine deployed to locate the missing Malaysian plane's wreckage on the floor of the Indian Ocean has completed a full 16-hour mission mission at its third attempt, authorities said on Thursday. Two previous missions by autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin 21, a US Navy probe equipped with side-scan sonar, to map...
  • US submarine makes second dive to search for missing Malaysian plane April 16, 2014

    Perth: As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight MH370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting on Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. The Bluefin 21 submarine surfaced early for the second time in as many missions,...
  • Robotic submarine deployed in search for missing Malaysian plane April 14, 2014

    Perth: Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysian airliner after failing for six days to detect any signals believed to be from its black boxes. Meanwhile, officials were investigating an oil slick about 5,500 meters (3.4...
  • Missing Malaysian plane: UK submarine joins in search April 2, 2014

    Perth: The prolonged search for the crashed airliner continued on Wednesday as a British nuclear submarine joined the multinational hunt in the Indian Ocean, ahead of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's visit. Razak will visit the RAAF Pearce air base - the departure point for the seven-nation search for the...
  • Sindhuratna tragedy: SC notice to Centre on plea seeking compensation March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the government and the Cabinet Secretary on the submarine Sindhuratna tragedy. The notices were issued following a petition seeking a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the the two officers who died in the explosion on the submarine in February. The petition...
  • Another mishap hits Navy, 1 dead, 2 hurt at a Nuclear submarine site March 8, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Yet another accident at an under-construction nuclear submarine in Visakhapatnam has brought the Indian Navy in the dock. One worker has been killed and two others have suffered injuries in the accident that took place on Saturday at the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam. The incident took place when the...
  • Defence Ministry orders probe into INS Kolkata tragedy March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After a Naval officer was killed in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata, the Defence Ministry has now ordered a probe into the incident. A Board of Inquiry has been ordered by the Indian Navy to investigate the causes of the accident...
  • Human error led to INS Sindhuratna fire: sources March 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The preliminary inquiry report on the INS Sindhuratna tragedy has stated that a 'human error' led to the fire on the submarine, say sources. Sources say the probe mentions a deviation from standard operating procedure. The report had revealed that fire in some cables led to the smoke...
  • Sindhuratna fire due to faulty cables: Inquiry report March 3, 2014

    Mumbai: A preliminary inquiry into the mishap aboard the INS Sindhuratna has revealed that fire in some cables led to the smoke in the third compartment. Earlier it was said that the smoke was caused by faulty batteries. Two sailors lost their lives and seven others were injured after inhaling toxic...
  • UPA government ignored Navy warning on ageing submarine fleet March 1, 2014

    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....
  • No one informed about the deaths: Deceased navy officers' families February 28, 2014

    Family members of the two naval officers who died in Sindhuratna mishap say that they did not receive any official information about their kin's death. It was through the media, they say that they came to know about the tragedy. ...
  • Submarine mishap: Navy sets up probe panel, BJP attacks UPA government February 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Navy has set up a probe panel to investigate a mishap aboard its submarine Sindhuratna that killed two crew members. A statement issued by the Navy said that a "high-level inquiry, headed by an officer of Rear Admiral rank", has been set up to investigate all the recent...