- 3 Martyrs and some jawans were injured in a blast in an internal compartment on board INS Ranvir
- Formation of a Board of Inquiry to investigate
- INS Ranvir commissioned into the Indian Navy on 28 October 1986
10 jawans injured in an internal compartment explosion on INS Ranvir have been admitted to INHS Ashvini Navy Hospital so far. Some of them are in critical condition, but are stable. A total of 11 sailors were injured in the blast, including two senior officers. INS Ranvir was on a cross coast operational deployment from the Eastern Naval Command and was soon to return to the base port. Three Navy personnel lost their lives in the blast.
The names of these three soldiers martyred in INS Ranvir are- Arvind Kumar Mahattam Singh 38 years old, Surendra Kumar S Walia age 47 years and Krishna Kumar Gopi Rao aged 46 years. The bodies of these martyred jawans have been sent to JJ Hospital. On the death of the three Navy soldiers, the Navy released their picture and paid tribute by tweeting.
Investigation team constituted, will investigate all aspects
An Accidental Death Incident report has been registered at Colaba Police Station in South Mumbai. The ship’s crew reacted quickly and brought the situation under control. An Indian Navy official said a Board of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the blast. The Navy has constituted a Board of Inquiry in this matter – Mumbai Naval Officers are investigating the matter. At the same time, there is news of 3 officers reaching Mumbai Naval Base Camp from Delhi today. However, it has not been officially confirmed yet.
Technical error or human error, the team involved in the investigation
A team of high-level officers of the Mumbai Navy has been engaged in investigation since last night by reaching the place in the INS Ranvir compartment where the blast took place last evening. What is the reason for the blast and whether it was a technical mistake or a human error, the matter is being investigated.
There was a blast in a part of the ship
INS Ranvir was on a cross coast mission deployment from Eastern Naval Command since November 2021 and was scheduled to return to base port soon. The ship did not suffer much in this incident and the situation is now under control. There was a blast in one part of the ship, such information has come to the fore in the investigation so far.
Was inducted into the Navy’s fleet in 1986
INS Ranvir, the fourth of the 5 Rajput-class destroyers in the Indian Naval Fleet, was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 28 October 1986. 30 officers and 310 sailors are stationed on this ship. The warship is equipped with a range of dangerous weapons and sensors, including surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, anti-aircraft and anti-missile guns and torpedo and anti-submarine rocket launchers.
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