Ex-President APJ Abdul Kalam once visited an HDW submarine with the Indian Navy

Ex-President APJ Abdul Kalam once visited an HDW submarine with the Indian Navy

In an interview with Frontier India, Cmde Arun Kumar (retd.), a veteran submariner who served on India’s first nuclear submarine INS Chakra (Chakra 1), Foxtrot submarines, Sishumar submarines and Kilo submarines; and was the Principal Director Submarine Acquisition (PDSMAQ) at the NHQ during the acquisition of Scorpene submarine, spoke about the visit of Ex-President APJ Abdul Kalam who was then the Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri (Defense Minister), to Sishumar class submarine which is the Indian name for HDW Type 209 submarine. He recalled Abdul kalam was keenly interested in the submarine batteries. Watch the whole interview below.

The entire interview series can be seen on Youtube – click here.


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