Sailor drowns off Karwar naval base

A 28-year-old junior sailor drowned off Sea Bird naval base here on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Sujit Kumar of Mumbai.

According to the Karwar Rural police, Kumar was a junior sailor in the warship INS Ganga, which arrived at the naval base from Mumbai for a joint military exercise. Kumar went missing from the warship around 11.15 pm on Friday. His body was found in the waters near the warship on Saturday morning. The police have registered a case.

More than 12 warships are taking part in the week-long joint military exercise at the naval base, which began on Saturday. The joint military exercise is being held at a distance of 200 nautical miles from the naval base. Warships from eastern and western commands of the Indian Navy are taking part in the exercise.

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