Two accidents occurred on-board Indian Navy Submarines during July 2013 to March 2014. On August 14, 2013 an explosion occurred on-board INS Sindhurakshak resulting in her submergence and loss of life of 18 service personnel. On February 26, 2014 there was fire on-board INS Sindhuratna resulting in loss of life of 02 officers.
The investigation reports related to the accidents have been submitted to Naval Headquarters. The Board of Inquiry (BOI) report on both incidents have been submitted to the Naval Headquarters. The BOI report in case of INS Sindhuratna has found seven officers culpable of various acts of omissions and commissions. Disciplinary action against these officers has been initiated at the Western naval Command headquarters. Examination of BOI report in case of INS Sindhurakshak has not been completed.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Vijay Goel and Shri PrabhatJhain Rajya Sabha today.