In Pictures: Indian submarine INS Sindhurakshak explodes

  • A man watches Indian Navy submarine INS Sindhurakshak on fire in Mumbai on 13 August. A huge explosion and fire have destroyed India’s most advanced diesel-electric submarine, which was docked at a high-security military dockyard in Mumbai. ReutersA man watches Indian Navy submarine INS Sindhurakshak on fire in Mumbai on 13 August. A huge explosion and fire have destroyed India’s most advanced diesel-electric submarine, which was docked at a high-security military dockyard in Mumbai. Reuters
  • INS Sindhurakshak (in picture) is said to be one of the 10 Kilo-class submarines bought from Russia between 1986 and 2000. Armed with Russian Club-S cruise missile system, radar and electronics, the submarine was to be the backbone of the Indian Navy. ReutersINS Sindhurakshak (in picture) is said to be one of the 10 Kilo-class submarines bought from Russia between 1986 and 2000. Armed with Russian Club-S cruise missile system, radar and electronics, the submarine was to be the backbone of the Indian Navy. Reuters
  • A view of the flames from the burning submarine INS Sindhurakshak. The cause of the accident is not known yet. However, a Board of Inquiry is being instituted to investigate the accident. ReutersA view of the flames from the burning submarine INS Sindhurakshak. The cause of the accident is not known yet. However, a Board of Inquiry is being instituted to investigate the accident. Reuters
  • A 13 February 2006 file photo of Sindhurakshak. In May 2013, INS Sindhurakshak ran into rough weather near Egypt and was towed by the Egyptian Navy to its dockyard for repairs. ReutersA 13 February 2006 file photo of Sindhurakshak. In May 2013, INS Sindhurakshak ran into rough weather near Egypt and was towed by the Egyptian Navy to its dockyard for repairs. Reuters
  • Indian Navy ships at a dockyard in Mumbai. The vessel, which was fully operational with weapons on board, was half-submerged after the fire. A team of navy divers was mobilized to search for survivors. ReutersIndian Navy ships at a dockyard in Mumbai. The vessel, which was fully operational with weapons on board, was half-submerged after the fire. A team of navy divers was mobilized to search for survivors. Reuters