INS Sindhurakshak (submarine of Indian Navy) sinks
In a major blow to the Indian Navy, a recently refurbished submarine sank following an explosion and fire leaving 18 crew of its on board dead. INS Sindhurakshak sank into the shallow waters of its berth at the naval dockyard in Mumbai.
INS Sindhurakshak was a Russian-made Kilo-class Type 636 diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy. It was commissioned on 24 December 1997, It was the ninth of the ten Kilo-class submarines in the Indian Navy. The submarine had recently undergone modernization under a contract signed with Russia. After the overhaul, it had returned to India from Russia between May and June 2013.