Inquiry report on INS Sindhurakshak tragedy submitted

The Indian Navy has completed the 'Board of Inquiry' into the 2013 Indian Naval Submarine (INS) Sindhurakshak tragedy in which 18 Navy personnel lost their lives.

Human error possible in submarine tragedy: Navy Chief

New Delhi: Nearly 18 months after an explosion on board submarine INS Sindhurakshak sunk the vessel, killing 18 personnel, Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan on Wednesday indicated that human error besides other factors could have led to the tragedy.

24 naval submarines involved in mishaps since 2011: Govt

There have been 24 mishaps involving Indian naval submarines since 2011, claiming the lives of 22 personnel besides four others going missing, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Fire onboard Naval warship INS Savitri, no casualties

A "minor" fire broke out in one of the living compartments of warship `INS Savitri` in the Naval dockyard here but there were no casualties.

Warship INS Kuthar damaged in mishap, Navy orders probe

In yet another naval mishap, a warship suffered damage while operating in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory prompting the force to order a detailed investigation into it.

INS Sindhurakshak raised on pontoon in Mumbai dockyard

Ten months after it sank following an explosion killing all 18 personnel on board, the Russian- origin Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhurakshak has been brought out of water and rested on a pontoon in the naval dockyards in Mumbai.

Maritime security tops government agenda: Arun Jaitley

Maintaining that maritime security was government`s top priority, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today stressed the need for hastening delivery of ships to step up surveillance and secure the vast coastline. "I am aware of the challenges faced by the ship building industry in India.

Jaitley to visit aircraft carrier INS Viraat in Mumbai

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will visit aircraft carrier INS Viraat in Mumbai on Saturday and review the operational preparedness of the Western Naval Command, which witnessed two major submarine mishaps in the last one year.

Govt ignored Navy warning on dwindling submarine strength

The recent INS Sindhuratna mishap has brought to the fore a startling revelation that the Manmohan Singh-led Congress government had ignored the warning issued by the Indian Navy in 2010 that the country`s submarine fleet was depleting and was in a poor condition.

Accidents involving Navy vessels since August 2013

New Delhi: Following is a list of accidents that have taken place involving ships and submarines of the Indian Navy since August 2013.

Retd naval officers surprised over Navy Chief`s resignation

Retired senior officers today expressed surprise over the sudden decision of Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi to resign taking "moral responsibility" over the spate of mishaps involving naval warships in the last seven months.

Admiral DK Joshi – An anti-submarine warfare specialist

Indian Navy chief Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, who resigned Wednesday, was a specialist in anti-submarine warfare.

Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigns over submarine accident

Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned on Wednesday in the wake of submarine accident, as per reports.

Frequent mishaps on warships matter of concern: Antony

The frequent mishaps involving warships was a matter of "serious concern", Defence Minister AK Antony said.

Navy removes INS Airavat commanding officer after mishap

Facing flak from the Defence Ministry over frequent mishaps, the Navy has stripped captain of the command of warship INS Airavat which ran aground off the coast of Vizag last week.

Navy finalising Rs 250cr contract to salvage INS Sindhurakshak

The Navy is close to finalising a contract expected to cost over Rs 250 crore for salvaging submarine INS Sindhurakshak, which sank in Mumbai harbour six months ago after an explosion in its torpedo section.

AK Antony seeks report from Navy on submarine incident

Six months after its submarine sunk in the Mumbai harbour, another Navy underwater vessel had a close shave near the same place last week, prompting Defence Minister AK Antony to seek a detailed report from the service on the incident.

Sindhurakshak tragedy: 4 months on, Indian Navy divers still look for bodies

On August 14, a huge explosion rocked the Russian-made Kilo-class submarine, commissioned in 1997.

Follow safety norms, AK Antony tells Navy brass

Defence Minister AK Antony flagged the need for safety norms for naval vessels, and told commanders that "Standard Operating Procedures" for them must be followed strictly.

Antony pulls up Navy on INS Sindhurakshak sinking

Pulling up the Navy on the sinking of the INS Sindhurakshak submarine in which 18 personnel lost their lives, Defence Minister A K Antony on Wednesday asked the force "not to fritter away" such expensive national resources.