Explosion on board Indian destroyer

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Explosion on board Indian destroyer

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Explosion Aboard Indian Navy Destroyer: 3 Sailors Killed, 11 Wounded

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On 18 January, an explosion occurred in an internal compartment of the Indian Navy’s Rajput-class destroyer, INS Ranvir (D-54), while the ship was docked at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

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The Indian Navy destroyer explosion incident was initially reported by local media ANI News. According to local reports, three petty officers were killed and eleven sailors were injured in the blast.

A few hours later, the Indian Navy confirmed the incident. On behalf of Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Chief of Staff of the Indian Navy, the Indian Navy shared condolences for those who lost their lives in the explosion and shared their identities. “We stand by you in these difficult times.” the Indian Navy said in the tweet.

According to Indian officials, the ship’s crew responded quickly after the explosion, and no material damage to the INS Ranvir has been detected.

ANI also states that INS Ranvir was on a cross-coast operational deployment from the Eastern Naval Command and will be returning to base port soon. An inquiry into the incident is set to begin soon, according to reports.

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