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Divers searching Indian sub where 18 feared dead

AP, NEW DELHI

Wednesday’s accident came at a time when India is facing a shortage of submarines because of obsolescence, Bedi said.

The government has authorized the navy to have up to 24 conventional submarines, but it has just 14, including eight Russian Kilo-class and four German Type HDW209 boats. Bedi said five of those will be retired by next year or 2015.

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