The tragic accident and end of INS Sindhurashak
At a time when the Indian Navy was celebrating the launch of India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant and the activation of the reactor of the indigenous nuclear powered submarine INS Arihant, the explosion and the devastating fire incident on India’s frontline attack submarine INS Sindhurakshak came as a big blow to the morale of Indian naval and strategic community.
The tragic incident on the night of August 13, 2013 on INS Sindhurakshak, the Kilo class Russian submarine will be remembered in strategic arena for years to come.
The 18 submariners inside the Sindhurakshak met their watery grave and a shocked nation mourned their death. The tragic destruction of the submarine happened when it was berthed in the Mumbai naval dockyard and was instructed to sail for surveillance and patrolling duty in the waters near Pakistan maritime area.
The submarine was well armed with 300 km range 3M-14 E land-attack variant Klub cruise missiles and Torpedoes and
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