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Twitter salute for Indian Navy chief for quitting with dignity

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 26, 2014
First Published: 19:56 IST(26/2/2014) | Last Updated: 22:40 IST(26/2/2014)

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.

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.

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