IN PARLIAMENT: MoD admits to a submarine accident navy claimed never happened! (YET WE REPORTED IT & FIRST)


PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU (DEFENCE WING)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

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REASONS BEHIND ACCIDENT OF INS SINDHUGHOSH

New Delhi: Phalguna 19, 1936

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The movement of INS Sindhughosh to harbour after deployment at sea on 17th January 2014 was suspended due to receding tide.  On inspection, underwater hull and appendages were found to be intact and satisfactory.  Thereafter, the submarine was put to sea as programmed.  The Board of Inquiry has ascertained that the incident of suspended movement of submarine was partly due to delay in maintenance dredging.  Dredging has been undertaken regularly except from October 2011 to December 2013 on account of delay in progressing the maintenance dredging contract.

Disciplinary action has been initiated against one Officer found culpable. Regular maintenance dredging is undertaken to maintain proper depth in the harbour.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Palvai Govardhan Reddy in Rajya Sabha today.

DM/NAMPI/HH/RAJ

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