A major fire last night engulfed the INS Sindhurakshak submarine at the Mumbai Naval Dockyard. An explosion had caused the fire, but the cause is unknown. There was no clarity on whether the fire was under control, but 18 personnel on board are feared trapped inside.
Rescue efforts are on to salvage the submarine. It is a battle against time as the oxygen in the submarine is limited for those trapped inside. An inquiry has been formed to investigate the case. The submarine is largely submerged under water now and a large portion has been destroyed.