Top News of the Week August 12 – 16, 2013

Top News of the Week August 12 – 16, 2013

India: Major Milestone in Construction of INS Vikrant

INS Vikrant, India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) has hit the waters today at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) in Cochin, Kerala state.

VIDEO: Walk through USS Kearsarge

Warships, the giant steel superstructures piercing through the waves are constructed in such a way that they give out a threatening first impression to potential enemies. Nevertheless, for those onboard on long deployments, they make a second home-a home at sea.

Explosion inside INS Sindhurakshak Kills, Traps Sailors

An explosion, followed by a fire occurred Wednesday night in the forward side of Russian-built diesel-electric Kilo-class submarine INS Sindhurakshak, killing several crew members, Reuters reports.

Nuclear Reactor on Board Indian Navy’s INS Arihant Goes Critical

The Indian Navy has kick started the nuclear propulsion reactor on board its first indigenously-built nuclear submarine INS Arihant, the local media reported.

UPDATE 2: Divers Enter Blast-Hit INS Sindhurakshak

Divers of the Indian Navy have managed to enter diesel-electric submarine INS Sindhurakshak that sank partially having been hit by twin blasts caused by an explosion shortly after midnight on 14 August 2013, at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, the Associated Press reports.