Indian Navy’s submarine acquisition needs
The state of the submarine arm of the Indian Navy is dismal. With a high of 20 vessels in its inventory in the 80s when the threats to the Indian mainland were minimal it is now down to 13 obsolescent boats when the Chinese are lurking in our backyard. Unfortunately some of the losses have been due to human error and breach of standard operating procedures leading to the resignation of a Chief of Naval Staff for the series of mishaps before and during his tenure.
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