Indian navy officer killed in accidental fire

Kochi/New Delhi, July 7 (Calcutta Tube) A senior Indian Navy officer was Wednesday killed in accidental fire near the firing range of INS Dronacharya, a gunnery school near the southern naval base in Kerala’s Kochi city.

‘I regret to inform that Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command, Rear Admiral S.S. Jamwal, died in an accidental firing at INS Dronacharya today (Wednesday),’ navy spokesman Commander P.V.S. Satish told IANS.

Satish said the circumstances leading to the accidental firing and the death of the 51-year-old officer were being investigated.

Jamwal was commissioned into the navy July 1, 1980. He is survived by his wife Geeta and two children.

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