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India opts to decommission recovered ‘Kilo’ sub

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An Indian Navy (IN) board of inquiry (BoI) is believed to have recommended decommissioning INS Sindhurakshak , the Russian ‘Kilo’-class submarine that sank in Mumbai in August 2013 following an on-board explosion.

Official sources said the recently concluded BoI decided the submarine was “unfit to sail again” given extensive damage to its hull following the explosion in Mumbai’s Naval Dockyard. All 18 IN personnel aboard died.

Sindhurakshak was recovered in June by Resolve Salvage & Fire (India), an ancillary of the US-based Resolve Marine Group.

A parallel BoI has recommended salvaging some parts and equipment from Sindhurakshak for the IN’s eight similar Type 877 ‘Kilo’-class variants.

Read More:India opts to decommission recovered ‘Kilo’ sub – IHS Jane’s 360.

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