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In yet another setback for the Indian Navy, its amphibious ship INS Airavat suffered damages while returning back to the harbour on Thursday night. According to the sources, the incident occurred on account of the dredging work going on in the channel.
INS Airavat, built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers in Kolkata, was returning to the harbour when its propellers hit the ground.
Although, the ship did not suffer any major damage but it is a serious issue for the Navy as the incident indicates towards a navigational error.
INS Airavat was commissioned at the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam on May 19, 2009 after completing sea trials.
Once fully loaded, the ship can operate independently in high seas for up to 45 days.
Primarily designed for amphibious assault operations, INS Airavat has the capacity to carry 500 soldiers and can provide stern refuelling for other naval vessels.
It is equipped with a fully-functioning hospital on-board and has made significant contributions in Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief (HADR) during natural disasters like tsunamis and cyclones.
sheer lack of professionalism. the officers of the Indian navy are indulge in immoral activities like taking each others wives in bed what the heck. very poor！
Why this is happening now ? Navy was doing things quite well UNTILL now? Jihadis? Tey did say they will target our Navy? Replacement of each ship takes billions and years to replace.
Hehehe.......rickz instead of blaming the jihadis,WHY dont you say that some officers arent EXPERIENCED enough to be on these ships,the navy needs DRASTIC changes and young blood.