likely survivors on the INS Sindhurakshak submarine which exploded,
caught fire and sank in Mumbai early Wednesday with 18 personnel on board.
"The state of ...(the three recovered bodies) and conditions within the submarine
leads to the firm conclusion that finding any surviving personnel within
the submarine is unlikely," the Indian Navy said in a statement.
"The damage and destruction within the submarine around the
control room area indicates that the feasibility of locating bodies of
personnel in the forward part of the submarine is also very remote as
the explosion and very high temperatures, which melted steel within,
would have incinerated the bodies too," the statement added.