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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 146-150

Submarine medicine in indian navy: A 50-year Odyssey

1 Base Medical Officer, INS Vajrabahu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Fleet Medical Officer, Western Fleet, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 NS Shishumar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Parthasarathy Gokulakrishnan
Western Fleet, c/o FMO, Mumbai - 400 005, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmms.jmms_73_17

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The Submarine arm of the Indian Navy is in its Golden Jubilee year, celebrating 50 glorious years of service to the Nation. From a small force of Foxtrot class, it leapfrogged into high technology boats in just 25 years of its coming into being. Forays into operating a nuclear Submarine have brought the Navy into the fold of of modern Submarine powers. In this journey, it has also graduated from acquiring Submarines from foreign nations to the present day indigenous construction of both conventional and nuclear boats. Submarine Medicine has been an inseparable part of strengthening the Naval capability throughout this endeavor. This article briefly describes the tale of Submarine medicine in India since its origin, highlighting significant milestones.

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