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Navy’s probe into submarine INS Sindhurakshak tragedy nowhere near completion - 09/20/2013
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Over a month after submarine INS Sindhurakshak sank because of a series of onboard explosions at the Mumbai naval dockyard the Navy is nowhere near concluding its probe into the incident. The tragedy claimed 18 lives including three officers, Naval divers, who have clocked around 1,500 hours of operations since the accident on August 14, have managed to recover only 11 bodies till now. Nine of them have been handed over to the families after they were identified through DNA tests. "The submarine's internal structure, especially in the weapons and other chambers close to the nose, has been severely damaged and mangled. The vessel's outer hull has also developed cracks, with its water-tight integrity breaking," said an officer. Read more



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