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Indian Navy Chief Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi resigned

Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned taking moral responsibility of the accident on INS Sindhuratna.

Feb 27, 2014 12:06 IST
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DK JoshiIndian Navy Chief Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi resigned on 26 February 2014 taking moral responsibility of the accident on INS Sindhuratna in Mumbai. He is the first Defence forces Chief to resign since independence.

The government accepted the resignation of Admiral Joshi with immediate effect. Vice Admiral R K Dhowan will be the Acting Chief till the next Chief is appointed.

Navy release said that smoke engulfed the Russian-origin Kilo class submarine INS Sindhuratna. The incident led to seven sailors falling seriously ill and two officers missing.

The incident on 26 February 2014, was the tenth mishap involving an Indian Navy warship and the third involving a submarine in the last seven months. Sindhuratna had recently undergone a refit in Mumbai and was handed over to Navy in December2013.

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Past incidents:

Serial

Date

Submarine

Incident

1

February 2014

INS Mysore

Delhi class warship, suffers damage after it scrapes the bottom of sea

2

30 January 2014

INS Airawat

Propeller of amphibious ship damaged

3

25 January 2014

ICSG Sangram

 a Coast Guard patrol boat, accidently fires at naval socks, command officers are killed

4

22 January 2014

INS Betwa

Crack in sonar dome in ship’s hull

5

20-21 January 2014

INS Vipul

Leak in compartment after refit

6

17 January 2014

INS Sindhugosh

Kilo class sub runs

7

23 December 2013

INS Talwar

Stealth frigate hits fishing vessel, no casualities

8

4 December 2013

INS Konkan

Fire onboard

9

14 August 2013

INS Sindhurakshak

Internal blasts sink submarine, 18 dead

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