Originally Posted by SSGPA1
I don't think India should be naming anything after Hindu myths. I can't see how it will ever get balanced- 15% Muslim reservation in ship names? and 2% Christian names?
The general theme at least in the Navy is to name after places/rivers. That at least is clearly non-controversial and absolutely and undoubtedly Indian. And it nicely fits in with the US naming convention. I don't know how Subhadra and Sukanya squeezed into the list. All others at least fit some sort of a theme.
DRDO mostly named after natural elements and stars. ISRO/BARC picks names from Hindu myth along with other funny names (Kamini =lover, name of a nuclear reactor!!).