Govt Considering A 2nd Akula-II

With INS Chakra at Jetty X, Visakhapatnam. | Photo: Sandeep Unnithan
Been a beautiful (but blazingly hot) couple of days at Visakhapatnam -- hope you folks enjoyed the photos and video. Not a lot of better ways to spend some time out from Delhi like hanging with submariners. Met and caught up with some old friends in the navy, met some Kilo-class submarine commanders (finally got myself a Kilo hat), made some new friends. Sadly didn't get much of a chance to interact with the CO of INS Chakra, Captain P. Asokan. Godspeed and happy hunting to him and his crew.

Incidentally, the Defence Minister said today that the government was considering a proposal to lease a second Akula-II from Russia. That's two. Some say we need eight SSNs. Oh well.

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