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Warship damaged, Navy orders probe

In yet another naval mishap, a warship suffered damage while operating in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands region prompting the force to order a detailed investigation into it.
INS Kuthar–a Khukri class corvette–suffered damage while entering the harbour of a naval base in Andamans and is undergoing repairs there, sources said.
It is the 15th reported mishap involving naval personnel and assets after the sinking of the Russian-origin submarine INS Sindhurakshak in August last year in which all the 18 personnel on board were killed. The latest mishap occurred at a time when the warship was returning after operating in rough weather. A Board of Inquiry (BoI) under a senior officer has been ordered, they said.
The warship INS Kuthar is understood to be part of the fleet of the Vishakhapatnam-based Eastern Naval Command, which is in-charge of operations in Bay of Bengal and areas beyond it.
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