Navy orders probe into accidents.
The Navy has also decided to order a Board of Inquiry ( BoI) in the case of Kilo- class submarine INS Sindhughosh which had temporarily hit the ground this month.
Last week, Defence Minister A. K. Antony too had sought a report from the Navy on these incidents.
" In December, INS Talwar had hit a fishing trawler off the coast of Maharashtra. Based on what was found, the officer was relieved of the command of his ship.
However, the case of INS Betwa, which reported a crack in its sonar dome, is different. The commanding officer had completed his tenure and was due for a transfer anyway," said a source.
" The Sindhughosh inquiry intends to find out just why a hazardous situation arose around the submarine," the source added.
However, information accessed stated that in the afternoon of January 17, the Commanding Officer ( CO) of submarine INS Sindhughosh sent a signal to his superiors reporting, " Zero depth below the keel" -- an obvious indicator that the boat's bottom was on the ground. Thankfully, there was hardly any damage as submarines are designed towards ' sitting' on the bottom of the oceans.
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