After days of search and rescue operation, the US Coast Guard confirmed that pilot and four passengers in the lost Submarine Titan are dead. On June 23, John Mauger of the US Coast Guard said, "Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the crew." The submarine Titan went underwater to your wreck site of Titanic lost contact on June 18, following which rescue started.
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INS Vela submarine has been commissioned to Indian Navy, on November 25. Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh commissioned the new submarine in Mumbai. The new INS Vela Is expected to enhance the strength of the Indian Navy, with an ability to carry out an "entire spectrum of submarine operations." Notably, India has two INS Vela submarines, one in Visakhapatnam and now in Mumbai, to guard India's maritime interests.
The Colombian Naval Forces detained three submarines and a speed boat carrying 7.41 tonnes of cocaine in national and international waters. Reportedly, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia account for almost 90% of the world's coca crops, making these nations vital for international drug trafficking. Three Ecuadorian and three Colombian people were detained as a consequence of the operation, which was carried out in association with the US Joint… read-more
Russia announced its first successful test launch of a Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile from a submarine on October 4. The missile was launched by the Severodvinsk submarine in the Barents Sea and also hit its decided target, said the Russian defense ministry. President Vladimir Putin has also praised the weapon which is part of a new generation of unrivaled weapons systems in the world.
Three out of the six nuclear attack submarines are being 'Made In India' up to 95 percent. However, this would provide a big boost to the domestic defence sector including both private and public sector, said a government official. Reportedly, a proposal worth around Rs 50,000 crore has been requested to build three nuclear submarines by the DRDO in Visakhapatnam. Moreover, planners are confident of indigenously building the submarines.
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Telecommunication company Reliance Jio on May 17 announced that it will be building the largest submarine cable network to cater to the growing data consumption demand. The company has partnered up with a submarine cable supplier, SubCom, to construct two subsea cables with India at the center. The two cable systems, named the India-Asia-Xpress and the India-Europe-Xpress, will connect India to Singapore and Europe respectively to enhance… read-more
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The Cabinet has approved to lay underwater optical fibre network between Kochi and Lakshadweep Islands to improve the doorstep delivery of e-Governance services. A government release has stated that the project would also help in developing fisheries, coconut-based industries and tourism. Reportedly, the project will be banked by Universal Service Obligation Fund with BSNL acting as executing agency. The estimated Rs 1,072 crore project will… read-more
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Amid standoff with China, India plans to give INS Sindhuvir, a Kilo class submarine, to Myanmar Navy. The handover will be under SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) initiative of India. The move followed Army chief Narvane's meeting with Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and military heads. Reportedly, INS Sindhuvir will become the first submarine of Myanmar, which shares a 1640-km-long border with India's north-eastern… read-more
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