Divers have recovered the bodies of two sailors from the sunken Indian submarine Sindurakshak that had sunk at the naval port of Mumbai.
On August 14th, a series of explosions occurred on board the Russian-made submarine. The explosions were heard in almost the entire southern part of Mumbai. It took ten fire vehicles several hours to extinguish the fire. The submarine sank, killing 18 crew members.
The work to raise the bodies from the sunken sub was moving very slowly. The explosions deformed the hatches of the submarine, making it hard to access some compartments of the submarine.
A leak of hydrogen when charging the battery, or violation of safety when loading missiles are said to be the main causes for the tragedy.
Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.