Skip to comments.Indian Submarine Explodes at Berth
Posted on 08/14/2013 12:03:56 PM PDT by neverdem
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The Indian navy submarine crippled by an explosion and fire that killed at least some of the 18 sailors aboard Wednesday had been damaged in another deadly blast in 2010, and had been brought back into service only about six months ago.
The latest explosion sent a huge fireball into the air and sent nearby sailors jumping into the sea in panic. It is shaping up to be another embarrassment for India's military, which has been hit with a corruption scandal as it races to modernize its forces...
The 16-year-old Russian-made submarine, INS Sindhurakshak, also suffered an explosion in 2010 that killed one sailor and injured two others. The navy said that accident was caused by a faulty battery valve that leaked hydrogen, causing an explosion in the vessel's battery compartment.
The sub recently returned from Russia after a two-and-a-half-year refit, overhaul and upgrade, said Rahul Bedi, an analyst for the independent Jane's Information Group...
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To bad never had a chance to grow up
Should have sent it to China for higher quality repairs.
One of our submarines was destroyed by a sailor who wanted some time off or something.
Who wants to eat the afterberth?
Corruption always leads to more jobs. Efficient?
Is that Obama in the foreground, saying “My work here is done”?
Wanna bet that the warranty expired three weeks ago?
You couldn’t pay me to board a Russian submarine or an Æroflot flight.
You have no idea just how bad quality is in either place. We suffer from it daily. You want just a high spec bolt coated with Xylan? The Chicoms will paint a turd blue and deliver it. It is up to you to catch it.
You want heat certs for those materials we delivered? OK, we do that, what you want it to say? We make for you just fine.
Every try to buy any bolts or screws at the hardware store that don’t twist off? I bought a box of stainless self-tapping screws to install some piano hinges. EVERY single one of them I tried to install twisted off and had to be extracted. Junk made in China.
If I need really good bolts, I go down the local Caterpillar dealer. They cost more, but you won’t twist ‘em off.
THey were celebrating India Independence Day but someone used too short of a fuse!
Bad baking soda.
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