Indian President Submerges
President APJ Abdul Kalam became the first Indian President to get underway on a submarine earlier today:
"...On Monday, he became the first Indian President to sail with the Indian Navy in a Kilo class attack submarine, INS Sindhurakshak, in the waters off Vizag.
"He has made it clear that he sees his role as Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces not just in ceremonial terms.
"Commanding Officer, INS Sindhurakshak, P S Bisht says, "It was an honour that our Supreme Commander thought we were important enough to to sail with."
"During his three hours on the submarine, Kalam was acquainted with the tough life of submariners.
"Life on a submarine can be tougher than at Siachen. It is extremely claustrophobic to be in a vessel underwater for so many days on end and then there is the fact that we have no water available and cannot have a bath,"says Commander Bisht."
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