Litany of Shame
Since 2004, the Navy has lost one warship every two years, mostly due to negligence, causing a serious erosion in its capabilities
1990 INS ANDAMAN
Sinks after leak in Bay of Bengal. 15 crew die. Commanding Officer ( CO) court- martialled.
2004 INS A GRAY
Corvette sinks after faulty rocket explodes near it. CO court- martialled. Ship later rebuilt as patrol boat.
2006 INS PRAHAR
Amissile corvette, it sinks after night collision with merchant ship. CO court- martialled.
2011 INS VINDHYAGIRI
Frigate, drone control ship. Sinks after daytime collision with merchant ship. Inquiry in progress.
2013 INS SINDHURAKSHAK
Frontline submarine. Explodes and sinks in naval dockyard. 18 crew killed. Inquiry convened.