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INS Sindhudhvaj retired after 35 years; India faces submarine shortfall

The 10 Kilo-class submarines that India bought from Russia between 1986 and 2000 are now down to seven conventional boats, as the navy calls submarines

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Indian Naval power | Naval Warship | Narendra Modi

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 



INS Sindhudhvaj
The Sindhudhvaj successfully undertook mating of the boat with the Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) and was the only submarine to be awarded a trophy for innovation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

At sunset on Saturday, with an overcast sky adding to the solemnity of the occasion, the decommissioning pennant of Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sindhudhvaj was lowered and the Kilo-class submarine retired after 35 years of distinguished service.

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First Published: Sun, July 17 2022. 19:39 IST

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