NEW DELHI, Feb 26 � A spate of accidents involving the Naval warships today claimed the job of Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi who quit taking moral responsibility and his resignation was promptly accepted by Defence Minister AK Antony, reports PTI.
The resignation of the 59-year-old Joshi, who had about 15 months more left in service, came hours after submarine INS Sindhuratna had a mishap off the Mumbai coast, in which seven sailors were taken seriously ill and two officers were missing.
Smoke engulfed the Russian-made submarine and the seven affected sailors had to be airlifted to a hospital in Mumbai.
A specialist in anti-submarine warfare, Admiral Joshi had taken over as the Navy Chief on August 31, 2012.
Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral RK Dhowan was named as the Acting Chief till a regular Chief is appointed.
�Taking moral responsibility for the accidents and incidents which have taken place during the past few months, the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral DK Joshi today resigned from the post of Navy Chief,� the Defence Ministry said.