Indian Navy chief admiral DK Joshi resigned on Wednesday, taking moral responsibility for a series of recent accidents.
Seven Indian Navy personnel were injured and at least two went missing on Wednesday after smoke filled a compartment in the INS Sindhuratna submarine that was underwater.
File photo of former navy chief Admiral DK Joshi speaks at a press conference in Mumbai after a navy submarine caught fire and sank on August 14, 2013. (AP Photo)
As news of this made headlines, Twitter was abuzz with people commending his decision to quit.
Causing severe embarrassment to the navy, the accidents — 11 since the INS Sindhurakshak tragedy — have taken operational warships out of active duty and knocked some high-flying officers out of the race for top ranks.
The defence ministry accepted Joshi’s resignation and the vice-admiral will be the acting chief of the navy till a new head is appointed.