The report also reveals the perilous condition of the submarines, which are close to 20 years old now. The INS-Sindhuratna mishal that claimed the lives of 2 mariners is said to be 26 years old now.
Even when the wreath laying ceremony of the two soldiers took place, the members of their families blamed the Defence Ministry, especially minister AK Antony who took "cautious decisions", which led to unneccessary delays.
For instance, A Kilo-class submarine like the Sindhuratna requires 6 batteries that have to undergo very lengthy acquisition process. Apart from this, six new stealth Submarines are still stuck for red tape procedures.
"That submarine was defective. My brother knew it. Everyone on board the submarine knew it. Still it was sent for trial. And that one-day trial cost us heavily," Ashish Muwal, brother of Lt Commander Kapish, said.