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Three sailors killed, 11 injured in explosion on board INS Ranvir: What happened and a look back at other such incidents
India

Three sailors killed, 11 injured in explosion on board INS Ranvir: What happened and a look back at other such incidents

A Board of Inquiry has been set up to ascertain the cause behind the blast that took place in an internal compartment of the destroyer ship docked in Mumbai

INS Sindhurakshak decommissioned four years after submarine accident claimed 18 lives
India

INS Sindhurakshak decommissioned four years after submarine accident claimed 18 lives

After nearly four years of an explosion and subsequent fire onboard INS Sindhurakshak that claimed 18 Navy personnel lives, the Indian Navy has decommissioned the submarine

Sindhurakshak accident cannot be blamed on anyone: Govt tells Rajya Sabha
India

Sindhurakshak accident cannot be blamed on anyone: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

The government on Tuesday said the explosion onboard submarine INS Sindhurakshak in 2013 that led to the death of 18 personnel was "probably induced" during the process of arming of the torpedoes and cannot be blamed on anyone.

Navy Chief does not rule out human error in submarine tragedy
India

Navy Chief does not rule out human error in submarine tragedy

Addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day, he noted that a submarine is a "dangerous platform" because it has explosives, fuel and a lot of equipment.

 Parrikar says navy suffered 24 mishaps involving submarines since 2011
India

Parrikar says navy suffered 24 mishaps involving submarines since 2011

While three accidents each occurred in 2011 and 2012, seven happened in 2013 and 11 till 6 November, this year. The accidents in 2013 included the one involving INS Sindhurakshak in which 18 personnel were killed.

Seven Naval officers indicted in Sindhuratna mishap
India

Seven Naval officers indicted in Sindhuratna mishap

On 26 February this year, there was a fire on board INS Sindhuratna when it was at sea off Mumbai for routine training and inspection.

China's maritime threat: How India let its best bet Vizhinjam be sabotaged
World

China's maritime threat: How India let its best bet Vizhinjam be sabotaged

For some years, India has under-invested in its Navy, and also in its commercial port infrastructure. These mistakes are now coming back to haunt the country, as our trade capability is affected, and there are long-term strategic holes that our adversaries are looking to exploit.

Naval Astravahini-class vessel sinks in Vizag, one dead, four missing, 23 rescued
India

Naval Astravahini-class vessel sinks in Vizag, one dead, four missing, 23 rescued

In recent times, the navy has suffered a series of accidents involving submarines.

 Maritime security tops government agenda: Jaitley
India

Maritime security tops government agenda: Jaitley

Jaitley said security apparatus along the coastline is being further strengthened by the Indian Navy and Coastguard.

US firm salvages INS Sindhurakshak out of water
India

US firm salvages INS Sindhurakshak out of water

An explosion onboard Sindhurakshak on 14 August last year had resulted in the death of 18 Navy personnel.

Navy chief briefs PM on operational readiness
India

Navy chief briefs PM on operational readiness

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh had met the prime minister on Wednesday to brief him on the present security situation in the country.

India gets a new Navy chief Robin K Dhowan
India

India gets a new Navy chief Robin K Dhowan

Admiral Dhowan, 59, who has been the acting Navy chief since Admiral DK Joshi's resignation.

Top Navy officer may face court martial in submarine mishap
India

Top Navy officer may face court martial in submarine mishap

Former Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi had resigned after the mishap involving the Sindhuratna taking moral responsibility for the 10 accidents involving the maritime force’s assets.

One dead in accident at site of under construction submarine in Vishakhapatnam
India

One dead in accident at site of under construction submarine in Vishakhapatnam

This is the 12th incident involving naval assets in service in the recent past or which are expected to join the Navy in near future.

INS Sindhuratna: Report on battery system overhaul will haunt AK Antony
India

INS Sindhuratna: Report on battery system overhaul will haunt AK Antony

Admiral Joshi has gone out in a blaze of glory while Antony has been shamefacedly left holding the wooden spoon.

Sindhuratna mishap: Seven reasons why the Indian Navy is in troubled waters
India

Sindhuratna mishap: Seven reasons why the Indian Navy is in troubled waters

The mishaps, and their frequency, are actually symptomatic of a deeper malaise in the Indian Navy.

Sindhuratna: With Saints like Antony, give me a sinner any day
India

Sindhuratna: With Saints like Antony, give me a sinner any day

The Indian armed forces have never been as poorly served as under St AK Antony, the honest but not too assertive defence minister. India is paying a heavy price for his weak stewardship.

Timeline: Accidents involving navy vessels from August 2013
India

Timeline: Accidents involving navy vessels from August 2013

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

Navy warship runs aground off Vizag coast, 9th mishap in 7 months
India

Navy warship runs aground off Vizag coast, 9th mishap in 7 months

In the ninth mishap involving Indian Navy's warships in the last seven months, an amphibious vessel was damaged when it ran aground off the coast of Vishakhapatnam.

LoC firing, Chinese incursions kept defence ministry busy in 2013
India

LoC firing, Chinese incursions kept defence ministry busy in 2013

The year began with the beheading of Indian troops in Poonch by Pakistan Army's border action team which crossed over and beheaded one soldier and mutilated the body of another.