Monday, November 10, 2008

A minute for the 21 who died

Amidst all the parochial clamour about "no Indian casualties" and how India will now pay more for the submarine, there's still the terrible tragedy of 21 Russian sailors and technicians who died a painful death inside Chakra. A minute for them, if you please.

10 comments :

Anonymous said...

Some people are saying 20 died, some say 22 and Shiv according to you its 21?

What's the correct figure? And also the picture given above is a conventional submarine, not a nuke sub

Anonymous said...

yes, poor guys.

Anonymous said...

Wilco.
That's one thing I've learn't to do in my sleep - observe 2 mins silence and the Shok Shastra!
I was thinking of putting that on my CV but I am not sure the India Inc will appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Wilco.

But you media guys are the ones who say/write that "No Indian killed/maimed/injured" or whatever.

So we will keep maun vrat for 2 mins; you guys and gals cleanse your consciences (if you have any).

Anonymous said...

that's an akula-2 and no mistake.

p_saggu said...

My deepest condolences to the brave people who lost their lives military and civilians alike, in the line of their duties. May the almighty give peace to their souls. They died horrible, suffocating deaths in the forward torpedo room. They did their duty because this symbol of Indo-Russian friendship could become reality.
Again I salute all those who died and were injured.

It is an Akula Submarine alright. You can't tell if it is an Akula -2 by seeing it from the outside yet.
We will know when the chakra arrives in India how the Akula - 2 looks different from the other Akulas.

Aditya said...

Poor chaps. Done in by their own fire suppression system. Just goes to show the dangers of military life, be it on land, air, or at sea. And these buggers in the uncivil services seem to object to the measly MSP being paid, and use it as an excuse to downgrade rank pay for the forces.

How many civil servants expire due to the fire suppression systems in their offices choking the life out of them?

Its shameful.

May the souls of these sailors rest in peace. Theres many a happy hunting ground up there!

crusader said...

WILL THIS BE STATE OF OUR ATV ALSO ? GOD KNOWS WHAT ARE WE MAKING BUT WISH NOTHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS. SALUTE TO THE BRAVES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES.

Nathan said...

I think all mariners around the world spared a thought and a shiver for those poor souls.

You have to be made of something stern to get up in the morning in the Russian Navy.

And a thought for the families as well; what a cruel blindsiding from such a routine task.

Anonymous said...

actual figure is (20 + 21 + 22) / 3 = 21. this is called both mean and median.