[INDOLOGY] Sindhu- names of Indian submarines
ashok.aklujkar at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 00:12:43 EST 2014
sindhu is used here in the sense of 'sea, ocean.'
"dhaj" in the second name should probably be dhvaj/dhvaja, meaning 'flag, banner.'
On 2014-02-26, at 5:38 PM, <palaniappa at aol.com> <palaniappa at aol.com> wrote:
> Does anybody know the cultural reason why the Indian Navy's submarines are all named Sindhu- as given in the following story?
> Five of, of India’s thirteen conventionally-powered submarines, naval sources have told The Hindu, have exceeded their design life. The INS Sindhughosh, Sindhudhaj, the Sindhuraj, Sindhuvir and ill-fated Sindhuratna, all Russian-manufactured Kilo-class submarines, were all inducted between 1986 and 1988. The most recent of the Kilo-class fleet, the Sindhushastra, was puchased in 2000, preceded by the Sindhurakshak in 1997, and the Sindhuvijay was inducted in 1991.
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