Submarine

  • US submarine search for Malaysian plane to be finished in a week 19-04-2014 04:51 PM

    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...
  • Dhowan takes over as Navy Chief, to focus on stopping mishaps 17-04-2014 06:56 PM

    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...
  • Missing Malaysian Airlines: Robotic submarine completes third search mission 17-04-2014 01:36 PM

    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...
  • US submarine makes second dive to search for missing Malaysian plane 16-04-2014 05:49 PM

    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...
  • Robotic submarine deployed in search for missing Malaysian plane 14-04-2014 09:35 PM

    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...
  • Missing Malaysian plane: UK submarine joins in search 02-04-2014 11:33 AM

    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 28-03-2014 03:24 PM

    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....
  • Another mishap hits Navy, 1 dead, 2 hurt at a Nuclear submarine site 08-03-2014 11:11 PM

    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...
  • Defence Ministry orders probe into INS Kolkata tragedy 08-03-2014 08:40 AM

    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...
  • Human error led to INS Sindhuratna fire: sources 07-03-2014 10:33 AM

    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 03-03-2014 01:29 PM

    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...
  • 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....
  • No one informed about the deaths: Deceased navy officers' families 28-02-2014 02:20 PM

    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 27-02-2014 12:42 PM

    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...
  • INS Sindhuratna mishap: More Navy officers may resign, say sources 27-02-2014 11:06 AM

    Mumbai: A day after Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned after another of India's warships met with a mishap, more officers are likely to follow suit, say sources. The sources say that more Navy officers in the Western Command may quit over the incident, the cause of which is not...
  • Submarine Sindhuratna docks at Mumbai harbour, search operations to resume 27-02-2014 09:11 AM

    Mumbai: The Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna docked at the Mumbai harbour early on Thursday morning. Sources said that three compartments aboard the submarine were locked from inside. Naval sources say the two missing sailors could be in any of these. The search operations will resume in a short while from...
  • Submarine mishap: Was Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi forced to quit? 27-02-2014 07:40 AM

    Mumbai: It's been a tough 24 hours for the Indian Navy. Shortly after two of its officers went missing and seven others were injured in a mishap on board the INS Sindhuratna submarine, Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi quit, citing moral responsibility. A press note issued by the Defence Ministry...
  • Admiral Bhagwat to Admiral Joshi, bad 15 years for Indian Navy 26-02-2014 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Navy is smaller than the Indian Air Force and has just 58,350 personnel. It has seen 21 chiefs in the last 60 years. But, the Navy has not always been a quiet, non-controversial organization. It has seen many controversies and has been in the news for wrong...
  • Two sailors missing after mishap on board submarine INS Sindhuratna 26-02-2014 12:47 PM

    Mumbai: Two sailors are reportedly "unaccounted for" after the mishap on Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna, sources said on Wednesday. A search operation is on for the two, the sources said. Seven other sailors who were injured have been airlifted and admitted to hospital. INS Sindhuratna - a Kilo-class submarine -...
  • 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...
  • INS Sindhurakshak likely to be moved out of water in 4 months 21-01-2014 07:41 PM

    More than six months after its submarine sank in the Mumbai harbour, the Navy on Tuesday said it was close to finalise a contract to salvage the vessel which was expected to be moved out of water in another four months. The sinking of the vessel has also resulted in...
  • 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...
  • AK Antony to handover INS Vikramaditya in Russia today 15-11-2013 12:42 PM

    Defence Minister AK Antony will arrive Russia on Friday for the commissioning of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on Saturday at Sevmash Shipyard, Russia's nuclear submarine building centre. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and senior government and naval officials of the two countries are also scheduled to attend the ceremony...
  • India likely to take second nuclear submarine on lease from Russia 20-10-2013 04:51 PM

    Faced with a depleting fleet of submarines, India is expected to acquire on lease a nuclear submarine from Russia, a deal for which may be finalised during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit there starting from Sunday. The move to acquire the second nuclear submarine from Russia comes two months after...
  • 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 two Sindurakshak submarine mishap victims brought home 31-08-2013 06:40 PM

    The bodies of two Keralite sailors, who died in the submarine mishap at Mumbai, were brought in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturdayand taken to their native places. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Health Minister V S Sivakumar and MLAs were present at the airport to receive the bodies. Naval officers accorded a guard...
  • 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...
  • 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...