The series will give viewers a window into the world of complex, high technology platform like submarines through a common man’s eyes
Discovery Channel will telecast a four-episode series of Breaking Point: The Indian Submariners, a series unravelling the underwater warriors of Indian Navy’s submarine arm and a part of the channel’s Breaking Point franchise from March 19 at 9 pm. The four-episode series will give the viewers a window into the world of complex, high-technology platform like the submarines through the eyes of a common man and anchor, Harman Singha.
As an anchor, Harman will take the audience into a world which has never been explored before – a journey to live the life of an Indian Submariner, from the classroom to the officers’ mess through Escape Training School to diving to the depths of the seas on board the INS Sindhukirti, the channel said in a statement.
“The Indian Submarines in its chartered 50 years of existence have made 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,” said Vice Admiral Srikant AVSM. “The Submarine arm has largely been away from the public eyes because it operates from the depths, beneath the water, and quietly add 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. We are proud to partner with a channel like Discovery and bring forth this unique 4-part Breaking Point series on Indian Submariners. We believe this series will be an eye-opener for majority of our countrymen offering a never-seen-before insight into the life a submariner and the challenges he faces on a day to day basis.”
Vice-President and Head, Premium and Digital Networks, Discovery Communications India, Zulfia Waris said, “We are delighted to take the Breaking Point franchise further with this special series on Indian Submariners. 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. Therefore, to make it more engaging and entertaining for the audiences, we have deployed a common man’s representative in anchor Harman Singha who lives the life of a submariners and shares the joys, the pains, the exhilaration, the satisfaction of being a submariner of Indian Navy.”
Discovery earlier had also telecast programs on the Indian Armed forces through shows such as ‘Breaking Point: Commando School Belgaum’ (2017), ‘India’s Paratroopers – Earning the Badge’ (2016), ‘Revealed: National Defence Academy’ (2014) and others.