Naval warship INS Kuthar damaged, probe into the incident ordered

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    DC CORRESPONDENT with agency inputs | July 14, 2014, 07.07 am IST
    New Delhi: An Indian naval warship, INS Kuthar, suffered damage in a mishap while operating in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands region prompting the force to order a detailed investigation into the incident.

    A Khukri class corvette, the warship suffered damage while entering the harbour of a naval base in Andamans and is undergoing repairs there, sources said.

    The latest mishap occurred at a time when the warship was returning after operating in rough weather. Sources stated that a board of inquiry under a senior officer has been ordered.

    The incident is the 15th such reported mishap involving naval personnel and ships after the sinking of the Russian-origin submarine INS Sindhurakshak in August last year in which all the 18 personnel on board were killed.

    It is learnt that the warship INS Kuthar, a part of the fleet of the Visakhapatnam-based Eastern Naval Command, is in charge of operations in Bay of Bengal and areas beyond it.

    Recently, defence minister Arun Jaitley in written answers told Parliament that the Navy is conducting a number of board of inquiries into the mishaps involving the assets of the force.

    Several accidents in the Navy had resulted in the resignation of former Navy Chief Admiral D.K. Joshi, who took moral responsibility for the accidents and sought voluntary retirement from the maritime force on February 26.

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