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Navy confirms two deaths on board INS Sindhuratna

The Indian Navy has confirmed the deaths of Lt Commander Kapish Muwal and Lt Manoranjan Kumar.

The Indian Navy has confirmed the deaths of Lt Commander Kapish Muwal and Lt Manoranjan Kumar, who were trapped in one of the submarine’s compartments. (PTI)

The two officers were trapped in compartment three. They were initially declared missing. (PTI)

The Navy said there was no explosion on board the Sindhuratna but heavy smoke was observed leading to the sealing of compartment three. (PTI)

Initially, an explosion in the battery compartment of the submarine was suspected to be the reason behind the accident. (PTI)

Admiral D.K Joshi resigned on Wednesday, taking moral responsibility and the Defence Minister A.K Antony accepted his resignation. (PTI)

Antony, who came under criticism from former top navy officials for promptly accepting Joshi’s resignation, said, “I consulted everybody. I met the Prime Minister also. Ultimately, we took a decision to accept the resignation.” (PTI)

Describing the Navy Chief as a “very good Admiral” and a “fine human being”, the Defence Minister said he is “sad” about the whole development. (PTI)