New Delhi: An internal compartment of the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai exploded. Three sailors lost their lives in this blast. At the same time, 10 soldiers are said to be injured. The ship’s crew brought the situation under control soon after the incident. Indian Navy officer has given this information.
The injured jawans are being treated at a naval hospital. The injured jawans have been sent to INHS Ashwini, Colaba Navy Nagar. INS Ranvir is a port of Indian Navy. INS Ranvir was on a cross coast operational deployment from the Eastern Naval Command since November 2021 and was scheduled to return to the base port soon. A Board of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the matter.
INS Ranvir was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 28 October 1986. It is the fourth of the five Pajput class destroyers, managed by a crew of 310 sailors. It is equipped with weapons and sensors. It has surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles. Apart from this, it also has anti-missile guns and anti-submarine rocket launchers.
The ship is also capable of operating the Kamov 28 Anti-Submarine Helicopter, which enables the ship to perform a range of roles including coastal and offshore patrolling, monitoring of sea lines of communication, maritime diplomacy, counter-terrorism and anti-piracy operations. The name ‘Ranveer’ means valor and valor of the warriors who fought in the war.
first published:Jan. 19, 2022, 6:50 a.m.