Discovery to explore the Indian Submariners in new show
Rebecca Hawkes
| 19 March 2018

The Indian Navy is being showcased for the first time by a private broadcaster as part of a Breaking Point series on Discovery Channel.

A four-part series, Indian Submariners, will debut on 19 March at 9pm and Veer By Discovery, India’s first dedicated military channel, available on Jio TV, Airtel Wynk and YouTube.

Discovery has deployed anchor Harman Singha to live the life of a submariner and share ‘the joys, the pains, the exhilaration, the satisfaction of being a submariner of Indian Navy’.

Vice Admiral Srikant AVSM, Indian Navy, said: “The Indian Submarines in its chartered 50 years of existence has made an important contribution to national security. The Golden Dolphins, proudly adorned by Indian Submariners, reflects our passion, devotion, sweat and toil. A successful officer gets to put it on his/her uniform but it gets imprinted on your heart.

“The Submarine arm has largely been away from the public eyes because it operates from the depths, beneath the water, and quietly adds to the nation’s security cover. However, as we celebrate our golden jubilee of existence, we wanted to reach out to the nation and give them an insight into the life of our supremely talented officers who take grave risk to ensure that the maritime borders remain secure.”

Zulfia Waris, vice president and head, premium & digital networks, Discovery Communications India, added: “Over the years, we have covered various wings of Indian Armed forces but covering the Submarine had its own unique challenges. The world of Submarines is complex, it is as much about physics, calculus, chemistry and thermodynamics as it is about human skill, and machine excellence.”

Other military-based content recently broadcast by Discovery includes last year’s series Breaking Point: Commando School Belgaum and, in 2016, India’s Paratroopers – Earning the Badge.