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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Sindhurakshak accident cannot be blamed on anyone: Govt

INS SindhurakshakThe government today said the explosion onboard submarine INS Sindhurakshak in 2013 that led to the death of 18 personnel was "probably induced" during the process of arming of the torpedoes and cannot be blamed on anyone.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, in a written reply to a question, told Rajya Sabha that the accident cannot be blamed on anyone since none of the officers or sailors present inside the submarines survived.

However, he said that disciplinary action against two officers in the chain of command has been initiated for individual lapses.

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