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No, everything isnít shipshape
Posted:Dec 11, 2016
 
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By Dinesh Kumar in Chandigarh
 
For long, air crashes in the Indian Air Force, which continue to occur with monotonous regularity, has become an ‘accepted’ norm. For the past decade the Navy’s warship and submarine fleet is being afflicted with alarming regularity by a malady of mishaps, some of which are among most horrific and unusual in the world. As if loss of high-technology aircraft is not bad enough, mishaps in the Navy involve the loss of considerably more human lives along with very expensive high-technology vessels. This at a time when the country’s multi-dimensional blue water fleet is entrusted with a wide array of challenges, which include preparing for the strategic role of retaliatory missile strikes fitted with nuclear warheads in the event of a nuclear war. 
 
 
The Tribune, December 12, 2016
 
 
 
 
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