Submarines

  • Russian navy launches new electric submarine June 27, 2014

    Moscow: The Russian navy launched a new diesel-electric 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 diesel-electric submarine Rostov-na-Donu, along with other vessels in...
  • Dhruv chopper likely to be deployed on-board INS Vikramaditya June 16, 2014

    Panaji: Indigenously-built Dhruv helicopter is likely to be deployed on the country's largest warship- Russian-origin 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 ill-fated Russian-made Kilo-class 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 9, 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...
  • INS Sindhuratna mishap: More Navy officers may resign, say sources February 27, 2014

    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 yet...
  • Submarine Sindhuratna docks at Mumbai harbour, search operations to resume February 27, 2014

    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? February 27, 2014

    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 February 27, 2014

    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...
  • Two sailors missing after mishap on board submarine INS Sindhuratna February 26, 2014

    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 - was...
  • Submarine Sindhuratna involved in mishap, 5 sailors injured February 26, 2014

    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 of...
  • INS Sindhurakshak likely to be moved out of water in 4 months January 21, 2014

    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 the...
  • Antony seeks report from Navy on submarine incident January 20, 2014

    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 sent...
  • AK Antony to handover INS Vikramaditya in Russia today November 15, 2013

    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 for...
  • India likely to take second nuclear submarine on lease from Russia October 20, 2013

    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 the...
  • Tearful adieu for INS Sindhurakshak submariner at Amritsar October 2, 2013

    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 been posted...
  • Bodies of two Sindurakshak submarine mishap victims brought home August 31, 2013

    The bodies of two Keralite sailors, who died in the submarine mishap at Mumbai, were brought in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday and 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 of...
  • INS Sindhurakshak fire: 'Sabotage' angle not ruled out, says AK Antony August 22, 2013

    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 the...