From Warring Nuclear Nations –India Pakistan.
HOW GHAZI WAS REPAIRED & SANK KHUKRI AND GOT AWAY.
Vadm AU Khan confirms Vadm Tasnim’s story ‘Repairing the air-conditioner’, on PNS Hangor. After a major breakdown of the air-conditioning, the submarine was expected return to the dockyard to be repaired to prevent electrical short circuits, overheating and deterioration of its abilities. But war was just been declared so Hangor decided to repair floating at night. While on surface, Hangor detected and classified an Indian warship on ECM at night.
Tasnim heard a call, “Captain on the Bridge”. LRO Bashir reported, ”Sir, I’ve just picked up a ship transmitting on CCN to Bombay. Strength is strong. The ship is close!” The warship definitely Indian Navy switched off her navigation lights and started challenging by flashing light. Ghazi made no reply, and curbed a submariner’s instinct to dive, a dead giveaway.
Tasnim decided to ‘charade a fishing vessel’, vented ballast tanks to sink down a bit, with only the conning tower showing, and with a sigh of relief, saw the IN ship (Possibly a Petya) turn away. The episode lasted 20 minutes. Eight days later, Khukri was sunk in retrospect, due to repairs to its air conditioner under Indian Navy’s nose ! Continue reading