New Delhi, Feb.26 ANI | 2 years ago

Taking moral responsibility for the accidents and incidents which have taken place during the past few months, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral DK Joshi on Wednesday resigned from the post of CNS.

The Government has accepted the resignation of Admiral Joshi with immediate effect.

The Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral RK Dhowan will be discharging the duties of officiating CNS, pending appointment of regular CNS.

Earlier today, seven sailors were injured and two officers are missing after an accident on board the Indian Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna off the Mumbai coast.

The submarine is headed back to the shore after it was forced to surface when smoke was detected on board.

The INS Sindhuratna was being sea tested after a refit, about 40 to 50 km off the Mumbai coast when the smoke was detected.

(Posted on 27-02-2014)

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