Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned on Wednesday in the wake of submarine INS Sindhuratna accident. The Defence Ministry has accepted his resignation.
Vice Admiral Robin Dhowan will take over as acting Naval Chief till a regular Naval Chief is appointed. 59-year-old Joshi had about 15 months more left in service. He was a specialist in anti-submarine warfare and had taken over as the Navy Chief on August 31, 2012.
The Navy was today hit by yet another mishap as smoke engulfed Russian-made submarine INS Sindhuratna off the Mumbai coast, causing serious illness to seven sailors and leaving two officers missing.
The seven sailors had to be airlifted to a hospital after they inhaled smoke. Defence Minister AK Antony had briefed President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today\’s accident. The President is the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces.
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